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- n. Something that deadens
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, deadens or checks.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person or thing that deadens, dulls, checks, or represses.
- n. In lumbering, a heavy log or timber, with spikes set in the butt-end, so fastened in a log-slide that the logs passing under it come in contact with the spikes and are retarded.
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