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deaden

Verb

1 make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible; "muffle the message" [syn: dampen, damp]
2 cut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients; "girdle the plant" [syn: 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" [syn: blunt] [ant: enliven]
7 convert (metallic mercury) into a grey powder consisting of minute globules, as by shaking with chalk or fatty oil

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Etymology

Verb

  1. To render less lively; to diminish; to muffle.
  2. To become less lively; to diminish (by itself).
  3. To make soundproof.

Extensive Definition

Deaden is a death metal band from U.S. founded in 1992 by the drummer Ethan Deppe and the guitarist Drew Stockman.

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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