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English definition of “deaf”

deaf

adjective     /def/
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 deafness     /ˈdef.nəs/ noun [U] Handicap and the disabled
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