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Deaden synonyms
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To develop a dull edge or point
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  1. To develop a dull edge or point
  2. To dull the edge of (a knife, for example).
  3. To become blunt:
To make worse, less, weaker, etc.; reduce an ability or function
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  1. To make worse, less, weaker, etc.; reduce an ability or function
  2. Of property or a contractual right, to interfere in such a way as to diminish its value. Of property or a contractual right, to interfere in such a way as to diminish its value.
  3. To cause to weaken, be damaged, or diminish, as in quality:
To make or become dull.
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  1. To make or become dull.
To make or become numb.
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  1. To make or become numb.
  2. To cause to become numb.
To render insensitive or less sensitive.
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  1. To render insensitive or less sensitive.
  2. To take away the sensitivity of; make less sensitive
  3. To cause to become less sensitive or insensitive.
To prevent (unconscious ideas, impulses, etc.) from reaching the level of consciousness
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  1. To prevent (unconscious ideas, impulses, etc.) from reaching the level of consciousness
  2. (Biology) To prevent (the transcription of a gene or the synthesis of a protein) by the combination of a protein with an operator gene.
  3. To control so strictly or severely as to prevent the natural development or expression of
So as to fall behind the correct time or rate:
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  1. So as to fall behind the correct time or rate:
  2. To become slow or slower.
  3. In a slow manner or at a slow speed; slowly
To impair the progress or functioning of; make inoperative or powerless:
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  1. To impair the progress or functioning of; make inoperative or powerless:
  2. To affect with paralysis; cause to be paralytic.
To induce anesthesia in.
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  1. To induce anesthesia in.
  2. To cause anesthesia in; give an anesthetic to
To give a drug to, especially surreptitiously, in order to induce stupor.
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  1. To give a drug to, especially surreptitiously, in order to induce stupor.
  2. To administer a drug to, especially to treat pain or induce anesthesia.
  3. To administer a drug to
To apply chloroform to.
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  1. To apply chloroform to.
  2. To treat with chloroform to anesthetize, render unconscious, or kill.
  3. A colorless, toxic, sweet-tasting liquid formed by combining methane with chlorine. It is used as a solvent and was once widely used as an anesthetic. Chemical formula: CHCl3.
(US) To give a vehicle more fuel in order to accelerate it.
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  1. (US) To give a vehicle more fuel in order to accelerate it.
  2. To subject to the action of gas
  3. To treat chemically with gas.
(Mech.) To stick or become tight as a result of expansion from overheating, of increased friction due to inadequate lubrication or corrosion, etc.
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  1. (Mech.) To stick or become tight as a result of expansion from overheating, of increased friction due to inadequate lubrication or corrosion, etc.
  2. To stop consumer production or use of (a critical material), as in wartime
  3. To cause to form into ice; harden or solidify by cold
To put to sleep; lull.
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  1. To put to sleep; lull.
  2. To subject to a narcotic; stupefy
  3. To lull or dull the senses of
To subject to the fumes of ether; anesthetize.
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  1. To subject to the fumes of ether; anesthetize.
  2. To anesthetize (a patient) with ether fumes
  3. To render insensible by means of ether, as by inhalation.
To stupefy, stun, or bewilder, as by a shock or blow
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  1. To stupefy, stun, or bewilder, as by a shock or blow
  2. To stun or bewilder, as with a heavy blow or shock; stupefy:
  3. To dazzle, as with strong light.
To deaden the mind, will, or feelings of
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  1. To deaden the mind, will, or feelings of
  2. To make numb, especially by cold.
  3. To render senseless or inactive, as from shock or boredom:
To make unable or unfit; esp., to make incapable of normal activity; disable
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  1. To make unable or unfit; esp., to make incapable of normal activity; disable
  2. To deprive of strength or ability; disable.
To cause to drop or sink; lower.
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  1. To cause to drop or sink; lower.
  2. To cause to be sad or dejected.
  3. To cause to drop or sink; lower:
To bring into a state of stupor; stun; make dull or lethargic
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  1. To bring into a state of stupor; stun; make dull or lethargic
  2. To amaze; astonish:
  3. To cause (someone) to be unable to think clearly or be sensitive to the surroundings; daze:
To overpower or bewilder as by a loud noise or explosion
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  1. To overpower or bewilder as by a loud noise or explosion
  2. To daze or render senseless, as by a blow or loud noise.
  3. To stupefy, as with the emotional impact of an experience; astound.
To overwhelm, dominate, suppress, or impede in a manner regarded as suffocating
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  1. To overwhelm, dominate, suppress, or impede in a manner regarded as suffocating
  2. To conceal, suppress, or hide:
  3. To deprive (a fire) of the oxygen necessary for combustion.
To suppress or repress; hold back; check, stop, inhibit, etc.
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  1. To suppress or repress; hold back; check, stop, inhibit, etc.
  2. To interrupt or cut off (the voice, for example).
  3. To kill by cutting off the supply of air from; suffocate; smother; choke
To reduce the incidence or severity of a condition or symptom.
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  1. To reduce the incidence or severity of a condition or symptom.
  2. (Electronics) To eliminate or weaken (an unwanted oscillation, echo, etc.) in a circuit
  3. To check or stop (a natural flow, secretion, or excretion)
To cause to have no effect; bring to nothing; counteract; nullify
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  1. To cause to have no effect; bring to nothing; counteract; nullify
  2. (Psychol.) To prevent from gratifying certain impulses or desires, either conscious or unconscious
  3. To prevent (someone) from accomplishing a purpose or fulfilling a desire; thwart:
To make or become weak or weaker
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  1. To make or become weak or weaker
  2. (Intransitive) To become weaker.
To make listless or ineffective; lower the vitality of; weaken
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  1. To make listless or ineffective; lower the vitality of; weaken
  2. To diminish or destroy the strength or vitality of.
To cause physical harm to; hurt:
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  1. To cause physical harm to; hurt:
  2. To weaken or otherwise cause a loss in value to (a business, reputation, etc.)
  3. To cause physical harm to; hurt:
To use up completely:
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  1. To use up completely:
  2. To discuss or treat completely; cover thoroughly:
  3. To draw off or let out completely (air, gas, etc.), as from a container
Ben Jonson
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  2. To lose interest or patience; become bored or impatient
  3. To become in need of rest; become weary or fatigued through exertion
To be delayed.
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  1. To be delayed.
  2. To hinder, delay, or slow the advance or progress of
  3. To cause to move or proceed slowly; delay or impede.
To knock out, as in boxing.
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  1. To knock out, as in boxing.
To add a narcotic to:
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  1. To add a narcotic to:
  2. To administer a performance-enhancing substance to (an athlete).
  3. To drug or stupefy
To diminish the effects of something enough to make it tolerable; to dull.
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  1. To diminish the effects of something enough to make it tolerable; to dull.
To turn (headlights) down by switching from high to low beam
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  1. To turn (headlights) down by switching from high to low beam
  2. To make seem dim, as by comparison
  3. To grow dim
To wrap up in a shawl, blanket, cloak, etc. so as to hide, keep warm, or protect
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  1. To wrap up in a shawl, blanket, cloak, etc. so as to hide, keep warm, or protect
  2. To deaden (a sound):
  3. To wrap or cover in order to deaden or prevent sound
To soften or muffle the sound of (a musical instrument, etc.) as with a mute
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  1. To soften or muffle the sound of (a musical instrument, etc.) as with a mute
  2. To soften the tone, color, shade, or hue of.
To make or become dull.
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  1. To make or become dull.
To deaden, depress, reduce, or lessen
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  1. To deaden, depress, reduce, or lessen
  2. To depress; to check; to make dull; to lessen.
  3. (Intransitive) To become damp; to deaden.
To absorb (shock or noise)
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  1. To absorb (shock or noise)
  2. To prop up with a cushion or cushions
  3. To hide or suppress, as if under a cushion
To deaden the mind, will, or feelings of
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  1. To deaden the mind, will, or feelings of
  2. To make numb, especially by cold.
  3. To render senseless or inactive, as from shock or boredom:
To develop a dull edge or point
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  1. To develop a dull edge or point
  2. To become blunt:
  3. To dull the edge of (a knife, for example).
To render insensitive or less sensitive.
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  1. To render insensitive or less sensitive.
  2. To take away the sensitivity of; make less sensitive
  3. To cause to become less sensitive or insensitive.
To make or become dull.
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  1. To make or become dull.
To make or become numb.
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  1. To make or become numb.
  2. To cause to become numb.
To depress; to check; to make dull; to lessen.
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  1. To depress; to check; to make dull; to lessen.
  2. To deaden, restrain, or depress:
  3. (Intransitive) To become damp; to deaden.
To wrap or cover in order to deaden or prevent sound
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  1. To wrap or cover in order to deaden or prevent sound
  2. To prevent the expression of; stifle
  3. To repress; stifle.
To soften the tone, color, shade, or hue of.
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  1. To soften the tone, color, shade, or hue of.
  2. To soften or muffle the sound of (a musical instrument, etc.) as with a mute
To kill by preventing respiration; smother or suffocate.
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  1. To kill by preventing respiration; smother or suffocate.
  2. To interrupt or cut off (the voice, for example).
  3. To suppress or repress; hold back; check, stop, inhibit, etc.
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