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English definition of “deaf”

deaf

adjective uk   /def/ us  
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.
deafness
noun [U] uk   /ˈdef.nəs/ us  

deaf

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.
(Definition of deaf from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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