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

 deaf /ˈdɛf, ||ˈdif/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 deaf /ˈdɛf/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Deaf a.
 1. Wanting the sense of hearing, either wholly or in part; unable to perceive sounds; hard of hearing; as, a deaf man.
    Come on my right hand, for this ear is deaf.   --Shak.
 2. Unwilling to hear or listen; determinedly inattentive; regardless; not to be persuaded as to facts, argument, or exhortation; -- with to; as, deaf to reason.
 O, that men's ears should be
 To counsel deaf, but not to flattery!   --Shak.
 3. Deprived of the power of hearing; deafened.
    Deaf with the noise, I took my hasty flight.   --Dryden.
 4. Obscurely heard; stifled; deadened. [R.]
    A deaf murmur through the squadron went.   --Dryden.
 5. Decayed; tasteless; dead; as, a deaf nut; deaf corn. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
    If the season be unkindly and intemperate, they [peppers] will catch a blast; and then the seeds will be deaf, void, light, and naught.   --Holland.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Deaf v. t. To deafen. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: lacking or deprive of the sense of hearing wholly or in part
             [ant: hearing(a)]
      2: (usually followed by `to') unwilling or refusing to pay
         heed; "deaf to her warnings" [syn: deaf(p), indifferent(p)]
      n : people who have severe hearing impairments; "many of the
          deaf use sign language"
      v : make or render deaf; "a deafening noise" [syn: deafen]