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Adjective: silenced  sI-lunst
  1. Reduced to silence
    "the silenced crowd waited expectantly"
Verb: silence  sI-lun(t)s
  1. Cause to be quiet or not talk
    "Please silence the children in the church!";
    - hush, quieten [Brit], still, shut up, hush up
     
  2. Keep from expression, for example by threats or pressure
    "All dissenters were silenced when the dictator assumed power"

See also: suppressed

Type of: conquer, curb, inhibit, stamp down, subdue, suppress

Antonym: unsilenced

Encyclopedia: Silenced

Silence