Definitions for deaden

Definitions for (verb) deaden

Main entry: deaden

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

Main entry: deaden, blunt

Definition: make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation

Usage: Terror blunted her feelings; deaden a sound

Main entry: deaden

Definition: become lifeless, less lively, intense, or active; lose life, force, or vigor

Main entry: damp, dampen, deaden

Definition: make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible

Usage: muffle the message

Main entry: deaden

Definition: lessen the momentum or velocity of

Usage: deaden a ship's headway

Main entry: deaden

Definition: make vapid or deprive of spirit

Usage: deadened wine

Main entry: girdle, deaden

Definition: cut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients

Usage: girdle the plant

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