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DEADEN





Definition:

  1. [verb] make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible; "muffle the message"
    Synonyms: dampen, damp

  2. [verb] cut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients; "girdle the plant"
    Synonyms: girdle

  3. [verb] make vapid or deprive of spirit; "deadened wine"

  4. [verb] lessen the momentum or velocity of; "deaden a ship's headway"

  5. [verb] become lifeless, less lively, intense, or active; lose life, force, or vigor

  6. [verb] make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation; "Terror blunted her feelings"; "deaden a sound"
    Synonyms: blunt

  7. [verb] convert (metallic mercury) into a grey powder consisting of minute globules, as by shaking with chalk or fatty oil

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