verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Related formsdead·en·er, nounun·dead·ened, adjective
Examples from the Web for deaden
Are you talking about your battle with rheumatoid arthritis and the need to deaden the pain of it?
I thank Heaven that the evils which I have suffered have had no tendency to deaden my affections, to narrow my heart.Jane Talbot|Charles Brockden Brown
The subtle poison of the emanations from the earth had begun to deaden his nerves.After London|Richard Jefferies
Wise through long practice, he endeavored to develop her body in order to deaden the blows which a soul so powerful gave to it.The Hated Son|Honore de Balzac