deafen


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  • verb

Synonyms for deafen

make deaf

Synonyms

  • make deaf
  • deprive of hearing
  • split or burst the eardrums
  • cause to become deaf

Synonyms for deafen

make or render deaf

Synonyms

make soundproof

References in classic literature ?
Featherstone pulled at both sides of his wig as if he wanted to deafen himself, and his sister went away ruminating on this oracular speech of his.
There, amidst clothes-baskets and clothes, stripped up to his shirt-sleeves, but wearing still an old patched pair of pantaloons of superlative make, a once brilliant waistcoat, and moustache and whiskers as of yore, but lacking their lustrous dye--there, endeavouring to mollify the wrath of a buxom female--not the lawful Madame Mantalini, but the proprietress of the concern-- and grinding meanwhile as if for very life at the mangle, whose creaking noise, mingled with her shrill tones, appeared almost to deafen him--there was the graceful, elegant, fascinating, and once dashing Mantalini.
Our regional concerns and individual struggles sometimes deafen us to other voices, including those of the wider world.
A SPECK OF DIRT CAN DEAFEN EQUIPMENT CAPABLE OF COMMUNICATING WITH SATELLITES ORBITING THE EARTH.
SICKENING experiments which will deafen defenceless monkeys are likely to begin next week.