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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of deaden.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. devoid of physical sensation; numb
- adj. made or become less intense
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Many of the leading organ builders now employ this thicker construction, and it is no uncommon thing to find Swell boxes measuring three inches in thickness and "deadened" with sawdust or shavings between the layers of wood of which they are formed.
A log cabin, and, occasionally, a stable and corn-crib, and a field of a dozen acres, the timber girdled or "deadened," and fenced, are enough for his occupancy.
Big trees were "deadened," or killed, by cutting a
The cultivated land had been cleared by cutting away the underbrush and small trees, while the big ones had merely been "deadened," by girdling them near the ground.
A log cabin, and occasionally a stable and corn crib, and a field of a dozen acres, the timber girdled or "deadened," and fenced, are enough for his occupancy.
A local priest called to the scene of the crash said several communities had been "deadened" by the loss of life.
In the bringing of unendurable emotional pain into language and human dialogue, a deadened sense of being is reborn.
When my traumatized states could not find a hospitable relational home or context of human understanding, I became deadened, and my world became dulled.
Despite the degradation of his and his people's suffering, his story reminds us - especially those of us in the West whose intellectual and physical appetites have been deadened by plenty - that being human is a constant striving for the possible and the wonderful.
How he hurried on tip toes to the howling of bears within the forest, the faded crackle of deadened fires at his ruffled back.
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