Third-person singular simple present indicative form of deaden.
The sawdust adapts it self to the rough shape of the concrete, and deadens the blow to some extent.
One small species appears in immense numbers with the oncoming of the rainy season, and at night the noise of its outcry almost deadens other sounds.
Although the term can refer to any drug that deadens sensation or produces stupor, it is commonly applied to the opioids-that is, to all natural or synthetic drugs that act like morphine.
At the bottom of the vertical leg from the goods-pan there is also a projecting piece which is attached to the top of a vertical piston rod, the piston of which plays in a dash-pot of glycerin as the beam sways, and deadens the vibrations of the index arm.