deadening

[ ded-n-ing ]
/ ˈdɛd n ɪŋ /

noun

a device or material employed to deaden or render dull.
a device or material preventing the transmission of sound.
a woodland in which the trees are killed by girdling prior to being cleared.

Origin of deadening

First recorded in 1775–85; deaden + -ing1
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