Synonyms of deaden in English:

deaden


See definition of deaden

verb

1‘surgeons used ether to deaden the pain’

SYNONYMS
numb, stifle, dull, blunt, suppress
alleviate, mitigate, moderate, weaken, diminish, reduce, decrease, lessen, palliate, abate, ease, soothe, relieve, assuage, subdue, take the edge off, get rid of, put an end to
ANTONYMS

intensify

2‘the wood panelling deadened any noise from outside’

SYNONYMS
muffle, mute, smother, stifle, dull, damp, damp down, tone down, hush, silence, quieten, soften, cushion, blanket, buffer, absorb
ANTONYMS

amplify

3‘laughing at the joke might deaden us to the moral issue’

SYNONYMS
desensitize, render insensitive, make insensitive, numb, benumb, anaesthetize
harden, toughen, harden someone's heart
ANTONYMS

sensitize