English version

deaden

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdeadendead‧en /ˈdedn/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 REDUCEto make a feeling or sound less strong 🔊 medicine to deaden the pain→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
deadenRepetition is considered to be deadening, boring, thoughtless.Alcohol serves to deaden feelings which the individual can not manage, or wishes to avoid.If he couldn't lose the feeling, perhaps he could deaden it.Before that time, alcohol had been in general use to deaden pain, though some sturdy souls rejected it on principle.He drank alcohol to deaden the pain.Soundposts are an important feature of bowed instruments but are unsuitable for plucked instruments and will deaden the sound of a dulcimer.It would be spring soon, but I had been too deadened to notice.When you listen to the radio, the music deadens your rhythm and causes you to create uniform sentences.
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Verb table
deaden
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydeaden
he, she, itdeadens
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydeadened
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave deadened
he, she, ithas deadened
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad deadened
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill deaden
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have deadened
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam deadening
he, she, itis deadening
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you, we, theyare deadening
Past
I, he, she, itwas deadening
you, we, theywere deadening
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been deadening
he, she, ithas been deadening
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been deadening
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be deadening
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been deadening
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