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English definition of “deaf”


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


noun [plural] uk   /def/ us  
the deaf people who are unable to hear: Many of the TV programmes are broadcast with subtitles for the deaf.Handicap and the disabled
(Definition of deaf from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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