Deafen - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdefn|  American pronunciation of the word deafen
Brit.  |ˈdɛf(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word deafen

verb

- be unbearably loud

a deafening noise

- make or render deaf(syn: deaf)

a deafening noise

- make soundproof

deafen a room

Examples

We were deafened by the explosion.

I was nearly deafened by the loud music.

The sound of the musketry had deafened them to everything else.

Our voices were deafened with the noise of the sea.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: deafen
he/she/it: deafens
present participle: deafening
past tense: deafened
past participle: deafened
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