Deafen Deaf"en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deafened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Deafening}.] [From {Deaf}.] 1. To make deaf; to deprive of the power of hearing; to render incapable of perceiving sounds distinctly. [1913 Webster]

Deafened and stunned with their promiscuous cries. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

2. (Arch.) To render impervious to sound, as a partition or floor, by filling the space within with mortar, by lining with paper, etc. [1913 Webster]

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