HyperDic: deaden

English > 7 senses of the word deaden:
VERBchangedeaden, dampen, dampmake vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible
contactdeaden, girdlecut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients
changedeadenmake vapid or deprive of spirit
changedeadenlessen the momentum or velocity of
changedeadenbecome lifeless, less lively / lively, intense, or active
changedeaden, bluntmake less lively, intense, or vigorous
changedeadenconvert (metallic mercury) into a grey powder consisting of minute globules, as by shaking with chalk or fatty oil
deaden > pronunciation
Soundsdeh'dahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > deaden: 7 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningmake vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsdampen, damp
Broaderdampen, damp, soften, weaken, breaklessen in force or effect
English > deaden: 7 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningcut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymgirdle
Categoryplant, flora, plant life(botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
Broaderincisemake an incision / incision into by carving or cutting
English > deaden: 7 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningmake vapid or deprive of spirit.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"deadened wine"
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishperder vigor
Catalanaigualir
English > deaden: 7 senses > verb 4, change
Meaninglessen the momentum or velocity of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"deaden a ship's headway"
BroaderretardCause to move more slowly or operate at a slower rate
Catalanalentir, alleujar
English > deaden: 7 senses > verb 5, change
MeaningBecome lifeless, less lively / lively, intense, or active; lose life, force, or vigor.
PatternSomething ----s
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Catalanalleujar, apaivagar, suavitzar
Nounsdeadeningthe act of making something futile and useless (as by routine)
English > deaden: 7 senses > verb 6, change
Meaningmake less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example "deaden a sound"
Synonymblunt
Narrowerdampen, damp, soften, weaken, breaklessen in force or effect
obtundReduce the edge or violence of
petrifyCause to become stonelike or stiff or dazed and stunned / stunned
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Oppositeenliven, liven, liven up, invigorate, animatemake lively / lively
Spanishamortecer, amortiguar, embotar
Catalanamortir
Nounsdeadeningthe act of making something futile and useless (as by routine)
English > deaden: 7 senses > verb 7, change
Meaningconvert (metallic mercury) into a grey powder consisting of minute globules, as by shaking with chalk or fatty oil.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Categorychemistry, chemical scienceThe science of matter
Broaderconvertchange the nature, purpose, or function of something

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