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muffle

verb [T] uk   /ˈmʌf.l̩/ us  

muffle verb [T] (MAKE LESS CLEAR)

to make a sound quieter and less clear: The house's windows are double-glazed to muffle the noise of aircraft. to make something less strong or clear: The report concluded that business pressure on the government had muffled the impact of the legislation.

muffle verb [T] (KEEP WARM)

to wear thick warm clothes in order to keep warm: I was muffled up against the cold in a scarf and hat.
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