Definition Of deafen


cause (someone) to lose the power of hearing permanently or temporarily.

we were deafened by the explosion

Example Of deafen

  • A flash nearly blinded Talarissa, and the boom of the explosion would have deafened her if it hadn't been for the helmet's sound suppressors.

  • a man with a megaphone shouted, almost deafening me.

  • After a noisy afternoon with a Bren firing 12 inches from my left ear, I was deafened , and though my hearing eventually returned I was left with a loud hiss.

  • Afterwards, Terry tells me he ended up putting in earplugs in between songs, the applause and yelling was deafening him.

  • Apparently, she was temporarily deafened by some anomalous phenomenon.

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