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  • v  make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible
  • v  cut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients
  • v  make vapid or deprive of spirit
    deadened wine
  • v  lessen the momentum or velocity of
  • v  become lifeless, less lively, intense, or active; lose life, force, or vigor
  • v  make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation
  • v  convert (metallic mercury) into a grey powder consisting of minute globules, as by shaking with chalk or fatty oil
  • s  devoid of physical sensation; numb
    she felt no discomfort as the dentist drilled her deadened tooth
  • s  made or become less intense
    the deadened pangs of hunger

  • 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.
  • The colors are muted and deadened.
  • The problem is not just that psychological ideas dominate national conversation, but that psychobabble is a deadened tongue with no words to express "the paradoxes of emotional .
News & Articles

  • 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    Is the “all-white” outfit policy at Wimbledon and other places too outdated?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.
    June 24, 2013 - Wall Street Journal Blogs

  • Noel Paul Stookey in Undercover Music News
    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."
  • Sophie Treadwell in Boise Weekly
    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."
  • Brooke Shields in Spotlighting News
    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."

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