• IPA: /ˈdɛfən/

deafen (deafens, present participle deafening; past and past participle deafened)

  1. (transitive) To make deaf, either temporarily or permanently.
  2. (transitive) To make soundproof.
    to deafen a wall or a floor
  3. (transitive, rare, dialectal, sometimes, figurative) To stun, as with noise.
    • 1855, Macaulay
      Racine left the ground […] deafened, dazzled and tired to death.
Translations Translations
  • Russian: заглуши́ть

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