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synonyms for deafen

  • stun
  • cause deafness
  • induce deafness
  • split the ears
See also synonyms for: deafeningly / deafening
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How to use deafen in a sentence

It’s deafening, really — perhaps because there’s a standing ovation beneath it.
‘CHARM OFFENSIVE’ SUFFERS FROM TOO MUCH DRAMATERRI SCHLICHENMEYEROCTOBER 2, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
Relatives told WLS that Melissa’s father jetted outside of the house after hearing the deafening gunshots.
‘IT’S A NIGHTMARE’: TEEN WRESTLING CHAMP GUNNED DOWN WHILE SITTING IN HER CARZOE RICHARDSSEPTEMBER 27, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
The circle-of-life spectacle comes with a deafening mating ritual—plus sex in the treetops, predation and also, inevitably, death.
AN ANIMATED GUIDE TO THIS YEAR'S MASSIVE BROOD X CICADA EMERGENCEREBECCA KATZMANMAY 12, 2021TIME
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.
A HUGE EXPLOSION CRACKED HOUSE FOUNDATIONS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE. AN ‘EXTREME’ GENDER-REVEAL PARTY WAS TO BLAME.ANDREA SALCEDOAPRIL 23, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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.
WHAT IS BROOD X? WHEN DO CICADAS COME OUT IN 2021? ANSWERING YOUR BUGGIEST QUESTIONS.BONNIE BERKOWITZ, ARTUR GALOCHAAPRIL 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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!
SARCHEDONG. J. (GEORGE JOHN) WHYTE-MELVILLE
Trembling she took shelter inside the open stable door, her heart beating so hard it seemed to deafen her.
THE MOVING FINGERMARY GAUNT
Them racketin's would deafen the saints themselves, so they would.
THE MISFIT CHRISTMAS PUDDINGSTHE CONSOLATION CLUB
The noise of the discharge is an evil, it ought to be made to do work, not deafen.
THE MODERN PISTOL AND HOW TO SHOOT ITWALTER WINANS
Will you give me my cue—it is of no use to ask him when we are to deafen you.
THE DAISY CHAINCHARLOTTE YONGE
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WORDS RELATED TO DEAFEN

  • blast
  • clamor
  • clap
  • crack
  • deafen
  • detonate
  • drum
  • explode
  • peal
  • resound
  • reverberate
  • roar
  • rumble
  • storm
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