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deafening

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Adjective deafening has 1 sense
  1. deafening, earsplitting, roaring, thunderous, thundery - loud enough to cause (temporary) hearing loss
    Antonym: soft (indirect, via loud)
Verb deafen has 3 senses
  1. deafen - be unbearably loud; "a deafening noise"
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  2. deafen, deaf - make or render deaf; "a deafening noise"
    --2 is one way to desensitize, desensitise
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  3. deafen - make soundproof; "deafen a room"
    --3 is one way to
    dampen, damp, soften, weaken, break
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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