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What is another word for deadening?

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Adjective
Causing a loss of force, vitality, or enthusiasm
“A deadening routine.”
Adjective
Depriving one of feeling or responsiveness
Adjective
Inducing or relating to insensitivity to pain
Adjective
Lacking in interest or excitement
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Noun
The action of making something less extreme, intense, or violent
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Noun
Pain management
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The restraint or repression of an idea, activity, or reaction by something more powerful
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Verb
Present participle for to decrease or reduce in feeling or strength
“I had to take double doses of painkillers to deaden the pain in my back.”
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Present participle for to render less intense, severe or lively
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“The dull day had turned into a dark evening, but the weather couldn't deaden the excitement and hope they felt for Martha's future.”
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Present participle for to muffle or soften the sound of
“It is much easier to design a quiet machine than to absorb or deaden the noise a machine produces.”
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Present participle for to deprive of physical sensation or feeling
“When you accidentally get shampoo or perfume in your mouth, the taste lasts for hours and seems to deaden your sense of taste for the bast part of a day.”
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Present participle for to deprive of emotional or intellectual life, energy or vitality
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“Other stimulants deaden the intellectual faculties and excite the passions.”
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Present participle for to decompose, typically due to being affected by gangrene or necrosis
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