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.