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[dˈɛdənɪŋ], [dˈɛdənɪŋ], [d_ˈɛ_d_ə_n_ɪ_ŋ]

Synonyms for Deadening:

blunting (verb)

blunting, desensitizing, diminishing, dulling, softening.

disabling (verb)

abrogating, anesthetizing, benumbing, botching, cramping, crippling, disabling, disarming, enfeebling, hampering, hamstringing, handicapping, hindering, hobbling, impairing, incapacitating, invalidating, laming, neutralizing, paralyzing, prostrating, sapping, scotching, screwing up, stunning, stupefying, tampering, undermining, vitiating, weakening.

numbing (verb)

dazing, drugging, narcotizing, numbing.

quieting (verb)

muffling, quieting, silencing, stilling, turning down.

Other synonyms and related words:

Grey, Languishment, Soother, abatement, abating, absorption, abuse, adapt, allay, allaying, allayment, alleviate, alleviating, alleviation, alleviative, alter, amend, amortizing, analgesia, analgesic, anesthesia, anesthetic, anodyne, appease, appeasement, appeasing, assuagement, assuaging, assuasive, attenuation, attrition, balmy, balsamic, beat out, becalm, befooling, bleak, blemish, blurring, boring, bruise, calm down, calming, carve, castrate, cathartic, chastening, checking, cheerless, chilling, choking, cleansing, cold, constipation, convert, corrosion, cushioning, damage, dampening, damping, deaden, deadener, debasement, debilitation, decay, decline, degeneracy, degradation, demulcent, demulsion, dense, depressing, deterioration, detriment, devitalization, dilution, dim, diminishment, diminution, disability, disablement, disadvantage, discouraging, disheartening, dismal, dispiriting, disservice, drawback, dulcification, dull, dumb, ease, easement, easing, effemination, emollient, enervation, enfeeblement, evisceration, exhaustion, extenuation, extinguishing, falling off, fatigue, girdling, gloomy, handicap, harm, help relieve, highly diluted, ho-hum, hold back, hush up, hushing, impairment, inanition, incise, injury, irksome, leaden, leniency, lenitive, lessening, letdown, letup, lightening, loosening, loss, loss of gloss, lulling, lysis, mitigate, mitigating, mitigation, mitigative, modulation, moistening, mollification, mollify, move, muffled, muted, muting, narcotic, obtuse, pacification, pacify, pain-killing, palliate, palliating, palliation, palliative, placate, propitiate, purgative, quell, quelling, quench, quenching, quieten, quieten down, quietening, reducing, reduction, relaxation, relaxing, relief, relieve, relieving, remedial, remedy, remission, salving, slackening, slow, sluggish, smooth down, smoothing, soften, somnifacient, soothe, soothing, soporific, sound insulation, stifle, stifling, stultification, subduement, subduing, suffocate, suppress, tedious, tempering, thinning, thudding, tiresome, tranquilization, transform, turn, uninteresting, use sparingly, vary, verbose, washing, wearisome, windy, wordy, wound.

Quotes for Deadening:

  1. The way they had the room that I was in set up, there was some sort of sound deadening platform that I had to stand on in order to get close enough to the microphone. Phil Harris.
  2. The '80s seem a real positive force. The '70s were deadening in a lot of ways. Paul Kantner.
  3. Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit. W. Somerset Maugham.