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These are hull- and turret-mounted packs of explosives that are set off when hit by heavy enemy attacks, exploding outward and letting the counter-blast deaden the impact of the attacker’s weapon.

One asked for both a deadened baseball and rosters limited to 12 pitchers — which I wholeheartedly endorse because, if there are fewer pitchers to use, each pitcher has to do more and there can’t be as many game-stalling switches.

Placebos can deaden pain signals coming from the nerves, they learned.

For bulletproof armor to be effective, it needs to distribute and deaden the energy of bullets quickly, it needs to be durable against repeat impacts, and it needs to be light and useful enough that people actually wear it.

It turns out that deadening some of the pain of mountain biking also dims some of the satisfaction.

Are you talking about your battle with rheumatoid arthritis and the need to deaden the pain of it?

The dining room, even in the heat of summer, should be carpeted, to deaden the noise of the servants' feet.

Hay and straw were laid upon the bridges to deaden the sound of the artillery wheels.

An attempt to imagine a body destitute of thy potency, would be to bankrupt and deaden the material universe.

Even concussion of the brain had failed to deaden the memory of that awful night.

Her heart answered to the same emotions that quicken or deaden the beat of other breasts.


On this page you'll find 725 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to deaden, such as: stop, annul, cease, counteract, defeat, and extinguish.

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