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deaf

adjective uk   us   /def/
B1 unable to hear, either completely or partly: He's been totally/partially deaf since birth. disapproving unwilling to listen: The local council has remained deaf to all the objections to its proposals.
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deafness
noun [U] uk   us   /ˈdef.nəs/

deaf

noun [plural] uk   us   /def/
the deaf people who are unable to hear: Many of the TV programmes are broadcast with subtitles for the deaf.
Translations of “deaf”
in Arabic أَطْرَش…
in Korean 청각 장애의…
in Malaysian pekak, tuli…
in French sourd…
in Turkish sağır…
in Italian sordo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 耳聾的,聽不見的,失聰的, 不願聽的, 充耳不聞的…
in Russian глухой…
in Polish niesłyszący, głuchy…
in Vietnamese điếc, làm ngơ…
in Spanish sordo…
in Portuguese surdo…
in Thai หูหนวก, ไม่ยอมฟัง…
in German taub…
in Catalan sord…
in Japanese 耳の不自由な人…
in Indonesian tuli…
in Chinese (Simplified) 耳聋的,听不见的,失聪的, 不愿听的, 充耳不闻的…
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