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  • (intransitive) To become dead; to die.
  • (transitive) To render less lively; to diminish; to muffle.
  • (intransitive) To become less lively; to diminish (by itself).
  • (transitive) To make soundproof.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Dead"en, v. t. To render impervious to sound, as a wall or floor; to deafen.

Dead"en (d&ebreve;d"'n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deadened (-'nd); p. pr. & vb. n. Deadening.] [From Dead; cf. AS. d&?;dan to kill, put to death. See Dead, a.] 1. To make as dead; to impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation; to lessen the force or acuteness of; to blunt; as, to deaden the natural powers or feelings; to deaden a sound.

As harper lays his open palm
Upon his harp, to deaden its vibrations.
Longfellow.

2. To lessen the velocity or momentum of; to retard; as, to deaden a ship's headway.

3. To make vapid or spiritless; as, to deaden wine.

4. To deprive of gloss or brilliancy; to obscure; as, to deaden gilding by a coat of size.

Dead"en, v. t. To render impervious to sound, as a wall or floor; to deafen.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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