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Synonyms for deadened

devoid of physical sensation


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made or become less intense

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He looked up at the windows of his mother's room, and the dim light, deadened by the yellow blinds, seemed to say a response after Affery, and to mutter, 'Don't ask me anything.
The boards of this prison were concealed under a thick mat, which deadened the noise of the feet.
The youth's senses were so deadened that his friend's voice sounded from afar and he could scarcely feel the pressure of the corporal's arm.
He could not see her when he entered, for agitation deadened his senses, and the dim cell was almost dark to him.
It is a deadened world, and its growth is sometimes unhealthy for want of air.
Even though her character is a woman slowly becoming deadened to the world around her, she still retains that spark of life and that absurd hope for the future that make her worthy to be the centerpiece of an intimate drama such as this one.
Glamorgan had hoped the pitch would continue to turn but despite Robert Croft and Dean Cosker getting through 47 overs between them the wicket noticeably deadened as the fourth day continued.