Synonyms for deaden

Synonyms for (verb) deaden

Synonyms: deaden

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

Similar words: convert

Definition: change the nature, purpose, or function of something

Usage: convert lead into gold; convert hotels into jails; convert slaves to laborers


Synonyms: deaden, blunt

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

Usage: Terror blunted her feelings; deaden a sound

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: deaden

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

Similar words: change

Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night


Synonyms: damp, dampen, deaden

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

Usage: muffle the message

Similar words: weaken, break, soften, damp, dampen

Definition: lessen in force or effect

Usage: soften a shock; break a fall


Synonyms: deaden

Definition: lessen the momentum or velocity of

Usage: deaden a ship's headway

Similar words: retard

Definition: cause to move more slowly or operate at a slower rate

Usage: This drug will retard your heart rate


Synonyms: deaden

Definition: make vapid or deprive of spirit

Usage: deadened wine

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: girdle, deaden

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

Usage: girdle the plant

Similar words: incise

Definition: make an incision into by carving or cutting