adjective. made or become less intense.
adjective. devoid of physical sensation; numb.
1. Verb, past tense It’s tough, bristled texture deadened the impact of bites and the loose folds enabled him to move about, even if another dog had a good grip on his skin. 2. Verb, past participle If these become infected and your blood flow is also poor because of glucose buildup, the blisters may never heal, and they could result in gangrene, which is deadened tissue. 3. Adjective You can run an electronic stud finder along the wall until it beeps to indicate stud location or knock on the wall until you hear a deadened sound that indicates the presence of a stud behind the wood exterior.