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verb [transitive] deafen pronunciation in British English /ˈdef(ə)n/
Word Forms
present tense
present participledeafening
past tensedeafened
past participledeafened
  1. 1
    if a noise deafens you, you cannot hear anything else because it is so loud

    They were deafened by the noise of the aircraft.

  2. 2
    to make someone unable to hear either temporarily or permanently


to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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