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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 deadening
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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dead·en v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deadened p. pr. & vb. n. Deadening.]
 1. To make as dead; to impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation; to lessen the force or acuteness of; to blunt; as, to deaden the natural powers or feelings; to deaden a sound.
 As harper lays his open palm
 Upon his harp, to deaden its vibrations.   --Longfellow.
 2. To lessen the velocity or momentum of; to retard; as, to deaden a ship's headway.
 3. To make vapid or spiritless; as, to deaden wine.
 4. To deprive of gloss or brilliancy; to obscure; as, to deaden gilding by a coat of size.
 5. To render impervious to sound, as a wall or floor; to deafen.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 deadening
      adj : so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness; "a
            boring evening with uninteresting people"; "the
            deadening effect of some routine tasks"; "a dull play";
            "his competent but dull performance"; "a ho-hum speaker
            who couldn't capture their attention"; "what an irksome
            task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke;
            "tedious days on the train"; "the tiresome chirping of
            a cricket"- Mark Twain; "other people's dreams are
            dreadfully wearisome" [syn: boring, dull, ho-hum,
             irksome, slow, tedious, tiresome, wearisome]
      n : the act of making something futile and useless (as by
          routine) [syn: stultification, constipation, impairment]