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Definition of 'deaden'

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  1. make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible; "muffle the message"
       Synonyms: dampen damp
  2. cut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients; "girdle the plant"
       Synonyms: girdle
  3. make vapid or deprive of spirit; "deadened wine"
  4. lessen the momentum or velocity of; "deaden a ship's headway"
  5. become lifeless, less lively, intense, or active; lose life, force, or vigor
  6. make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation; "Terror blunted her feelings"; "deaden a sound"
       Synonyms: blunt
       Antonyms: enliven liven liven up invigorate animate
  7. convert (metallic mercury) into a grey powder consisting of minute globules, as by shaking with chalk or fatty oil

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