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Another word for muffle

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Verb
  1. To decrease or dull the sound of

      1. To depress; to check; to make dull; to lessen.
      2. (Intransitive) To become damp; to deaden.
      3. To deaden, restrain, or depress:
      1. To become as if dead; lose vigor, intensity, etc.
      2. To render less intense, sensitive, or vigorous:
      3. To lessen the vigor, intensity, or liveliness of; dull
      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
      1. To kill by cutting off the supply of air from; suffocate; smother; choke
      2. To interrupt or cut off (the voice, for example).
      3. To suppress or repress; hold back; check, stop, inhibit, etc.
    See also:

    increase

    sounds

  2. To hold (something requiring an outlet) in check

      1. To avoid; disregard:
      2. To get rid of quietly; evade or suppress, as a parliamentary bill, discussion, etc.
      3. (Obs.) To murder by suffocating so as to leave the body unmarked and fit to be sold for dissection
      1. To become strained with emotion
      2. To affect with a sense of strangulation by passion or strong feeling.
      3. (Informal) To be unable to perform efficiently, as in a sporting event, because of tension, strong emotion, etc.
      1. To block off or obstruct (a pipe or valve, for example).
      2. To experience a regurgitative spasm in the throat, as from revulsion to a food or smell or in reflexive response to an introduced object.
      3. (Mech.) To choke or stop up (a valve, etc.)
      1. (Idiomatic) to delay, especially in school
      2. (Idiomatic) to contain; stop
      1. (Idiomatic) To continue, to hold and to manage well.
      2. (Idiomatic) To restrain; to check.
      1. To be or become silent or still.
      2. To stop making noise; be or become quiet or silent
      3. To keep from public knowledge; suppress mention of. Often used with up :
      1. To cool (hot steel, etc.) suddenly by plunging into water, oil, or the like
      2. To put out (a fire, for example); extinguish.
      3. To overcome; subdue; suppress
      1. To control so strictly or severely as to prevent the natural development or expression of
      2. To put down or subdue by force:
      3. To hold back or prevent by an act of volition:
      1. To lavish a surfeit of a given emotion on (someone):
      2. To hide or suppress by or as by covering; stifle
      3. To conceal, suppress, or hide:
      1. (Archaic) To crush by trampling.
      2. To produce a splashing, squishing, or sucking sound, as when walking through ooze.
      3. To suppress or silence completely and with a crushing effect
      1. To interrupt or cut off (the voice, for example).
      2. To suppress or repress; hold back; check, stop, inhibit, etc.
      3. To kill by preventing respiration; smother or suffocate.
      1. To kill by squeezing the throat so as to choke or suffocate; throttle.
      2. To kill by squeezing the throat as with the hands, a noose, etc., so as to shut off the breath; throttle; choke
      3. To suppress, repress, or stifle:
      1. To inhibit the expression of (a gene):
      2. To curtail or inhibit the activity of something, such as the immune system or a gene.
      3. To restrain the growth, activity, or release of:
      1. To lessen the speed of (an engine, vehicle, etc.) by this or similar means; slow (down)
      2. To suppress:
      3. To stop the utterance or action of; censor or suppress
    See also:

    restraint

Another word for muffle

Verb
      1. To treat (a wall, floor, or ceiling) so as to keep sounds from going through; make soundproof
      2. To lessen the vigor, intensity, or liveliness of; dull
      3. To render less intense, sensitive, or vigorous:
      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
      1. To interrupt or cut off (the voice, for example).
      2. To kill by preventing respiration; smother or suffocate.
      3. To suppress or repress; hold back; check, stop, inhibit, etc.
    See also:

    decrease

    soften