Synonyms of deaden in English:

deaden


See definition of deaden

verb

1‘surgeons used ether to deaden the pain’

SYNONYMS

numb, stifle, dull, blunt, suppress

alleviate, mitigate, moderate, weaken, diminish, reduce, decrease, lessen, palliate, abate, ease, soothe, relieve, assuage, subdue, take the edge off, get rid of, put an end to

ANTONYMS

intensify

2‘the wood panelling deadened any noise from outside’

SYNONYMS

muffle, mute, smother, stifle, dull, damp, damp down, tone down, hush, silence, quieten, soften, cushion, blanket, buffer, absorb

ANTONYMS

amplify

3‘laughing at the joke might deaden us to the moral issue’

SYNONYMS

desensitize, render insensitive, make insensitive, numb, benumb, anaesthetize

harden, toughen, harden someone's heart

ANTONYMS

sensitize