Meaning of deafen

deaf•en

Pronunciation: (def'un), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to make deaf: The accident deafened him for life.
  2. to stun or overwhelm with noise: The pounding of the machines deafened us.
  3. deaden (def. 3).
  4. to render (a sound) inaudible, esp. by a louder sound.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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