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to stop light or sound from reaching something
to make a sound quieter and less easy to hear
to make a sound less loud
to prevent a sound from being heard by making a louder noise
to make a sound weaker or less clear
to stop something such as noise or light from reaching a place
to become less noisy, active, or busy, or to make someone or something less noisy, active, or busy
used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …
the methods and principles of teaching
the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives
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Free thesaurus definition of to stop or to reduce a sound from the Macmillan English Dictionary - a free English dictionary online with thesaurus and with pronunciation from Macmillan Publishers Limited.