deafen - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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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