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To stop, or to reduce a sound - synonyms or related words

block out

to stop light or sound from reaching something

muffle

verb

to make a sound quieter and less easy to hear

mute

verb

to make a sound less loud

deaden

verb

to make a sound less loud

drown

verb

to prevent a sound from being heard by making a louder noise

dull

verb

to make a sound weaker or less clear

cut out

to stop something such as noise or light from reaching a place

quieten

verb

to become less noisy, active, or busy, or to make someone or something less noisy, active, or busy

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crowdbirthing

giving birth to a baby in the presence of a large number of close relatives and/or friends

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presbyopia

a condition when a person cannot see clearly objects that are close; long sightedness

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