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Causing a loss of force, vitality, or enthusiasm
That serves to suppress
The restraint or repression of an idea, activity, or reaction by something more powerful
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“Katherine took a deep breath, but it was cut short by the muffling that a gruff hand over her mouth had caused.”
Present participle for to deaden, muffle, or soften the sound of
“Tony placed his hand over his mouth and tried to muffle the noise from his laughter.”
Present participle for to stifle or suppress a quality or characteristic
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“As much as possible, we should not allow our routinary tasks to muffle our enthusiasm.”
Present participle for to wrap or cover something
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“I looked across at him as he tried to muffle it in a huge striped handkerchief.”
Present participle for to hamper or hinder the development or activity of
Present participle for to refrain from openly expressing or displaying
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