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English verb: deaden

1. deaden (change) make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible


SamplesMuffle the message.


Synonymsdamp, dampen


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)break, damp, dampen, soften, weaken

2. deaden (contact) cut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients


SamplesGirdle the plant.


Synonymsgirdle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)incise


Domain categoryflora, plant, plant life

3. deaden (change) make vapid or deprive of spirit


SamplesDeadened wine.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

4. deaden (change) lessen the momentum or velocity of


SamplesDeaden a ship's headway.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)retard

5. deaden (change) become lifeless, less lively, intense, or active; lose life, force, or vigor


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change

6. deaden (change) make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation


SamplesTerror blunted her feelings.
Deaden a sound.


Synonymsblunt


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)break, damp, dampen, obtund, petrify, soften, weaken


Antonymsliven, liven up, enliven, animate, invigorate

7. deaden (change) convert (metallic mercury) into a grey powder consisting of minute globules, as by shaking with chalk or fatty oil


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)convert


Domain categorychemical science, chemistry









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