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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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And the Persian, asking Raoul to deaden the sound of his footsteps, led him down passages which Raoul had never seen before, even at the time when Christine used to take him for walks through that labyrinth.
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.
When the heart is anguished with unutterable emotion, it speaks in accents that deaden all the nerves, and thrill the ears." Tom was getting to be animated, and when that was the case, his ideas flowed like a torrent after a thunder-shower, or in volumes, and a little muddily.
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.
Maybe this is the way a mind deadens to what once shocked.
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.