from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make deaf, especially momentarily by a loud noise.
- transitive v. To make soundproof.
- intransitive v. To cause permanent or momentary deafness.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make deaf, either temporarily or permanently
- v. To make soundproof
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To make deaf; to deprive of the power of hearing; to render incapable of perceiving sounds distinctly.
- transitive v. To render impervious to sound, as a partition or floor, by filling the space within with mortar, by lining with paper, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make deaf; deprive of the power of hearing.
- To stun; render incapable of perceiving or discriminating sounds distinctly: as, to be deafened with clamor or tumult.
- In architecture, to render impervious to sound (as a door or a partition) by means of sound-boarding or pugging.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make or render deaf
- v. be unbearably loud
- v. make soundproof
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