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- v. To deafen.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To render deaf.
be- + deafen (Wiktionary)
Not merely do the scrunching squeaks of the break, the blasty trumpet whistle, the slamming of doors, and the squalling of children bewilder his brain and bedeafen his ears, but the iron tyrant enchains and confuses his eyes.