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verb as in make deaf

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It’s deafening, really — perhaps because there’s a standing ovation beneath it.

Relatives told WLS that Melissa’s father jetted outside of the house after hearing the deafening gunshots.

The circle-of-life spectacle comes with a deafening mating ritual—plus sex in the treetops, predation and also, inevitably, death.

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Sara and Matt Taglieri were enjoying dinner at their home in New Hampshire on Tuesday when a deafening blast knocked pictures off their walls and shook their house’s foundation.

Three species make up Brood X, and they are known for their fire-engine-red eyes, their deafening choruses and their dramatic emergence every 17 years.

Silence helps them to continue depriving their people of opportunities…the silence is so loud that it might deafen society.

He told Barb that a mortar landed close enough to temporarily deafen him.

He cannot hear us up there; and, by the belt of Ashur, the king's voice raised in anger is enough to deafen a man in both ears!

Trembling she took shelter inside the open stable door, her heart beating so hard it seemed to deafen her.

Them racketin's would deafen the saints themselves, so they would.

The noise of the discharge is an evil, it ought to be made to do work, not deafen.

Will you give me my cue—it is of no use to ask him when we are to deafen you.


On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to deafen, such as: stun, cause deafness, induce deafness, and split the ears.

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