Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: verb

To make deaf; stun, as with noise.

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Usage examples "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", 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", Friedrich Nietzsche.
  3. " It will deafen Madame's ears if she gets nearer," said Hadj, eagerly. - "The Garden Of Allah", Robert Hichens.