Definition of DEADENING


Source: WordNet 3.1


Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

    ) cut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients; "girdle the plant" ;

  • 3. (

    ) make vapid or deprive of spirit; "deadened wine" ;

  • 4. (

    ) lessen the momentum or velocity of; "deaden a ship's headway" ;

  • 5. (

    ) become lifeless, less lively, intense, or active; lose life, force, or vigor ;

  • 6. (

    ) make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation; "Terror blunted her feelings"; "deaden a sound" ;

  • 7. (

    ) convert (metallic mercury) into a grey powder consisting of minute globules, as by shaking with chalk or fatty oil ;

Adjective : DEADENING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness; "a boring evening with uninteresting people"; "the deadening effect of some routine tasks"; "a dull play"; "his competent but dull performance"; "a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention"; "what an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke; "tedious days on the train"; "the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain; "other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome" ;

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