1. make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible

Similar word(s): damp, dampen

Definition categories: change, break, damp, dampen, soften, weaken

2. cut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients

Similar word(s): girdle

Definition categories: contact, incise

3. make vapid or deprive of spirit

- deadened wine

Definition categories: change, alter, modify

4. lessen the momentum or velocity of

- deaden a ship's headway

Definition categories: change

5. become lifeless, less lively, intense, or active; lose life, force, or vigor

Definition categories: change

6. make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation

- deaden a sound

Similar word(s): blunt

Definition categories: change, alter, modify

7. convert (metallic mercury) into a grey powder consisting of minute globules, as by shaking with chalk or fatty oil

Definition categories: change, convert

Sentences with deaden as a verb:

- to deaden a wall or a floor