What does the word deaden mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Deadliness.

  • Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To diminish in force; dull; retard.

Usage examples for 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 by Louis Tracy
  2. " Yes, I drink to deaden remorse. – Pelle the Conqueror, Vol. 2 by 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 by Harold Bindloss