deadened deadened

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) devoid of physical sensation; numb
  2. (adj) made or become less intense

Usage(s):

  1. When Inventor Grindell-Matthews placed his hand over one of the lights, a note was deadened; when all the lights were covered, all sounds ceased.
  2. The colors are muted and deadened.
  3. Even then, he is too emotionally deadened to enjoy the beauty of what he creates.

News

  • Podcast: Are Tennis Outfit Rules Too Dated?

    Is the “all-white” outfit policy at Wimbledon and other places too outdated? Plus, Has college baseball deadened its bats too much? And why passing doesn’t work in pee-wee football.
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Wall Street Journal Blogs

Quotes

  1. Noel Paul Stookey said, "I am deadened and heartsick beyond words to consider a life without Mary Travers and honored beyond my wildest dreams to have shared her spirit and her career."
    on Sep 16, 2009 By: Noel Paul Stookey Source: Undercover Music News

  2. The play, Treadwell said, is about "a young woman, ready, eager for life, for love ...... but deadened, squeezed, crushed by the machine-like quality of the life surrounding her."
    on Nov 29, 2006 By: Sophie Treadwell Source: Boise Weekly

  3. Brooke told MSNBC: "From day one, my journey towards sort of motherhood was definitely fraught. I wasn't screaming through the rooms and wailing and throwing myself. I was just deadened."
    on Oct 29, 2005 By: Brooke Shields Source: Spotlighting News

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