Definition of deadener in US English:



  • See deaden

    • ‘This is followed in quick succession by installation of the rear lights and wire harness, sunroof and headliner, sound deadener and carpet.’
    • ‘Proust, who understood the many varieties of snobbery as well as anyone has, called it ‘the greatest sterilizer of inspiration, the greatest deadener of originality, the greatest destroyer of talent.’’
    • ‘Remember this quote: ‘Habit is the great deadener.’’
    • ‘By the time the next cell is reached, 16 sound deadeners have been added to the wheel wells, floor, and inner door and side panels.’
    • ‘The Health Ministry was, he added, ‘a career deadener.’’