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dead·en

deaden

 
pronunciation:
de dn
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part of speech: verb
inflections: deadens, deadening, deadened
definition: to make less painful or intense.
This pill will deaden the pain.
synonyms:
numb
similar words:
abate, blunt, diminish, drug, dull, lessen, reduce, soothe
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The word deaden contains the following part:
-en1 Old English verb-forming suffix that means to cause to be or become or have
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The suffix -en1 forms verbs from monosyllabic English adjectives.