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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Muf·fle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Muffled p. pr. & vb. n. Muffling ]
 1. To wrap up in something that conceals or protects; to wrap, as the face and neck, in thick and disguising folds; hence, to conceal or cover the face of; to envelop; to inclose; -- often with up.
    The face lies muffled up within the garment.   --Addison.
    He muffled with a cloud his mournful eyes.   --Dryden.
    Muffled up in darkness and superstition.   --Arbuthnot.
 2. To prevent seeing, or hearing, or speaking, by wraps bound about the head; to blindfold; to deafen.
 3. To wrap or fit with something that dulls or deadens the sound of; as, to muffle the strings of a drum, or that part of an oar which rests in the rowlock; to muffle the exhaust of a motor vehicle.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: being or made softer or less loud or clear; "the dull boom
             of distant breaking waves"; "muffled drums"; "the
             muffled noises of the street"; "muted trumpets" [syn:
             dull, muted, softened]
      2: wrapped up especially for protection or secrecy; "children
         muffled almost to the eyebrows"