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"deaf" in British English

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deafadjective

uk   us   /def/
B1 unable to ​hear, either ​completely or ​partly: He's been ​totally/​partially deaf since ​birth. disapproving unwilling to ​listen: The ​localcouncil has ​remained deaf to all the ​objections to ​itsproposals.

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deafness
noun [U] uk   us   /ˈdef.nəs/

deafnoun [plural]

uk   us   /def/
the deaf people who are ​unable to ​hear: Many of the TV ​programmes are ​broadcast with ​subtitles for the deaf.
(Definition of deaf from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"deaf" in American English

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deafadjective

 us   /def/
unable to ​hear: She’s ​becomingincreasingly deaf.
(Definition of deaf from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “deaf”
in Korean 청각 장애의…
in Arabic أَطْرَش…
in Malaysian pekak, tuli…
in French sourd…
in Russian глухой…
in Chinese (Traditional) 耳聾的,聽不見的,失聰的, 不願聽的, 充耳不聞的…
in Italian sordo…
in Turkish sağır…
in Polish niesłyszący, głuchy…
in Spanish sordo…
in Vietnamese điếc, làm ngơ…
in Portuguese surdo…
in Thai หูหนวก, ไม่ยอมฟัง…
in German taub…
in Catalan sord…
in Japanese 耳の不自由な人…
in Chinese (Simplified) 耳聋的,听不见的,失聪的, 不愿听的, 充耳不闻的…
in Indonesian tuli…
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