deaden


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  • verb

Synonyms for deaden

Synonyms for deaden

to render less sensitive

to decrease or dull the sound of

Synonyms for deaden

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

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

make vapid or deprive of spirit

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lessen the momentum or velocity of

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become lifeless, less lively, intense, or active

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make less lively, intense, or vigorous

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

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Mathew took another tack, developing a surgical treatment to permanently deaden pain transmission in the trigeminal-nerve system involved in cluster headaches.
This chemical modification spurs the docking sites, called mu receptors, to become persistently activated, whether the narcotic is present or not, and to transmit to the cell a full-on command to deaden pain.
Neither of the parties in this portrait ritual knew enough about the genre's bureaucratic requirements to deaden it.
I just let the ball hit the bat and try to deaden it and put it between the pitcher and third and try to beat it out.
When we are not living up to our true vocation, thought deadens our life, or substitutes itself for life, or gives in to life so that our life drowns out our thinking and stifles the voice of conscience.
A: THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, deadens the neurons in the hippocampus, the part of the brain that's in charge of short-term memory.
The key was to isolate the chemical in snail poison that deadens pain but otherwise leaves the nervous system unharmed.
Unfortunately, the stiff-upper-lip attitude that propelled him to achieve career goals deadens his writing style.
The new Maxxis 31 has an IBO speed rating of 323 fps and offers Hoyt's new past-parallel, laminated XTS ARC Limb System, which deadens vibration in the bow and results in an extremely smooth shot.
His study concluded that listening to any music deadens drivers' reactions, as their heart rates fluctuated less when listening to pieces of any kind.
Several chapters are not always successful, and at times the writing deadens many fascinating subjects.
However, there is an underlying earnestness to Common Ground that deadens its impact.