What does the word deafen mean?

Usage examples for deafen

  1. Astounded, silent, he stared at her from his shadowy corner; and after a while his pulses began to throb and throb and hammer, and the clamoring confusion of his senses seemed to deafen him. – The Tracer of Lost Persons by Robert W. Chambers
  2. These have in their medicine- chests the most powerful excitants, which might give a shock even to a man half- dead: they can deafen you, intoxicate you, make you shudder, or bring tears to your eyes. – Human, All-Too-Human, Part II by Friedrich Nietzsche
  3. " It will deafen Madame's ears if she gets nearer," said Hadj, eagerly. – The Garden Of Allah by Robert Hichens