deave

[deev]

Origin of deave

before 1050; Middle English deven, Old English -dēafian (in ādēafian to grow deaf; see a-3)
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deave

verb (tr) Scot
  1. to deafen
  2. to bewilder or weary (a person) with noise

Word Origin for deave

Old English dēafian
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