1. deafen

usage: be unbearably loud; "a deafening noise"

2. deafen, deaf, desensitize, desensitise

usage: make or render deaf; "a deafening noise"

3. deafen, dampen, damp, soften, weaken, break

usage: make soundproof; "deafen a room"


1. deafening, earsplitting, thunderous, thundery, loud (vs. soft)

usage: loud enough to cause (temporary) hearing loss

WordNet 3.0 Copyright © 2006 by Princeton University.
All rights reserved.

See also: deafening (Dictionary)