Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To diminish in force; dull; retard.

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Usage examples "deaden":

  1. It was natural that Walter should be her attendant cavalier on many such occasions, a fact greatly to be regretted in the interests of Nellie Roe, whose saucy blue eyes and golden locks were too far away to deaden completely the effect of Nur Mahal's bewitching personality. - "The Great Mogul", Louis Tracy.
  2. " Yes, I drink to deaden remorse. - "Pelle the Conqueror, Vol. 2", Martin Anderson Nexo.
  3. He had still a very little tobacco left, and he fancied that it might deaden the pangs of hunger. - "The Gold Trail", Harold Bindloss.