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English definition of “deafen”

deafen

verb [T]     /ˈdef.ən/
If a very loud noise deafens you, it makes you deaf, or makes you temporarily unable to hear the other sounds near you: The explosion permanently deafened her in her right ear.Injuring and injuries
(Definition of deafen verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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