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English definition of “deaf”

deaf

adjective
 
 
/def/
B1 unable to hear: Many deaf people learn to lip read. He goes to a school for the deaf.Handicap and the disabled
be deaf to sth to refuse to listen to somethingNeglecting and ignoringNot paying attentionTreating as unimportant
deafness noun [U] → See also fall on deaf ears, tone-deaf
(Definition of deaf from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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