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English definition of “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 firesThe engine and engine partsEngines and motorsParts of guns UK (US and Australian English muffler) a part of a vehicle that reduces noise from the engineThe engine and engine partsEngines and motors
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