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silencer

noun [C] uk   /ˈsaɪ.lən.sər/  us   /-sɚ/
a piece of equipment that you use on a gun to reduce the noise made when it fires UK (US and Australian English muffler) a part of a vehicle that reduces noise from the engine
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