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Overview of verb deaden

The verb deaden has 7 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) dampen, deaden, damp

(make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible; "muffle the message")

2. girdle, deaden

(cut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients; "girdle the plant")

3. deaden

(make vapid or deprive of spirit; "deadened wine")

4. deaden

(lessen the momentum or velocity of; "deaden a ship's headway")

5. deaden

(become lifeless, less lively, intense, or active; lose life, force, or vigor)

6. deaden, blunt

(make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation; "Terror blunted her feelings"; "deaden a sound")

7. deaden

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

Overview of adj deadened

The adj deadened has 2 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (1) dead, deadened

(devoid of physical sensation; numb; "his gums were dead from the novocain"; "she felt no discomfort as the dentist drilled her deadened tooth"; "a public desensitized by continuous television coverage of atrocities")

2. (1) deadened

(made or become less intense; "the deadened pangs of hunger") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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