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Definition of 'deadened'

See also: deaden 


  1. devoid of physical sensation; numb; "his gums were dead from the novocain"; "she felt no discomfort as the dentist drilled her deadened tooth"; "a public desensitized by continuous television coverage of atrocities"
       Synonyms: dead
  2. made or become less intense; "the deadened pangs of hunger"

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