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To decrease or reduce in feeling or strength
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“I had to take double doses of painkillers to deaden the pain in my back.”
To render less intense, severe or lively
“The dull day had turned into a dark evening, but the weather couldn't deaden the excitement and hope they felt for Martha's future.”
To muffle or soften the sound of
“It is much easier to design a quiet machine than to absorb or deaden the noise a machine produces.”
To deprive of physical sensation or feeling
“When you accidentally get shampoo or perfume in your mouth, the taste lasts for hours and seems to deaden your sense of taste for the bast part of a day.”
To deprive of emotional or intellectual life, energy or vitality
“Other stimulants deaden the intellectual faculties and excite the passions.”
To use a narcotic in order to make (someone) drowsy or insensible
To decompose, typically due to being affected by gangrene or necrosis
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