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Adjective: deafening  de-fu-ning
  1. Loud enough to cause (temporary) hearing loss
    "A loud, one-note wail, long and deafening, sounded from outside";
    - earsplitting, thunderous, thundery
Verb: deafen  de-fun
  1. Be unbearably loud
    "a deafening noise"
  2. Make or render deaf
  3. Make soundproof
    "deafen a room"

See also: loud

Type of: break, damp, dampen, desensitise [Brit], desensitize, soften, weaken

Encyclopedia: Deafening