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deafening Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb be unbearably loud
    deafen.
    • a deafening noise
  2. verb make or render deaf
    deaf; deafen.
    • a deafening noise
  3. verb make soundproof
    deafen.
    • deafen a room
  4. adjective satellite loud enough to cause (temporary) hearing loss
    earsplitting; thundery; thunderous.
WordNet

Deaf"en*ing noun
Definitions
  1. The act or process of rendering impervious to sound, as a floor or wall; also, the material with which the spaces are filled in this process; pugging.

Webster 1913