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Definition 1: become lifeless, less lively, intense, or active; lose life, force, or vigor - [verb of change]

(deaden is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

Definition 2: make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation - [verb of change]

Samples where deaden or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Terror blunted her feelings
  • deaden a sound

Synonyms for deaden in the sense of this definition

(deaden is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of deaden ) reduce the edge or violence of

"obtunded reflexes"

(... is a kind of deaden ) cause to become stonelike or stiff or dazed and stunned from fright

"The horror petrified his feelings" "Fear petrified her thinking"

(... is a kind of deaden ) lessen in force or effect

"soften a shock" "break a fall"

Definition 3: lessen the momentum or velocity of - [verb of change]

Samples where deaden or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • deaden a ship's headway

(deaden is a kind of ...) cause to move more slowly or operate at a slower rate

"This drug will retard your heart rate"

Definition 4: make vapid or deprive of spirit - [verb of change]

Samples where deaden or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • deadened wine

(deaden is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

Definition 5: convert (metallic mercury) into a grey powder consisting of minute globules, as by shaking with chalk or fatty oil - [verb of change]

(deaden is a kind of ...) change the nature, purpose, or function of something

"convert lead into gold" "convert hotels into jails" "convert slaves to laborers"

(deaden belongs to category ...) the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions

Definition 6: make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible - [verb of change]

Samples where deaden or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • muffle the message

Synonyms for deaden in the sense of this definition

(deaden is a kind of ...) lessen in force or effect

"soften a shock" "break a fall"

Definition 7: cut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients - [verb of contact]

Samples where deaden or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • girdle the plant

Synonyms for deaden in the sense of this definition

(deaden is a kind of ...) make an incision into by carving or cutting

(deaden belongs to category ...) (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion

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