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Origin and Meaning of Deafen

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Deaf"en
  1. To make deaf; to deprive of the power of hearing; to render incapable of perceiving sounds distinctly." Deafened and stunned with their promiscuous cries." [Addison.]
  2. [Arch] To render impervious to sound, as a partition or floor, by filling the space within with mortar, by lining with paper, etc.

Etymology: From Deaf

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Make soundproof ("deafen a room")
  2. Make or render deaf ("a deafening noise")
  3. Be unbearably loud ("a deafening noise")

Compare Dutch verdoven (“to stupefy, deafen”), German betäuben (“to stun, stupefy, deafen”).

Fun Facts about the name Deafen

  • How unique is the name Deafen? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Deafen was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Deafen: Your name in reverse order is Nefaed. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Neafde. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Deafen born Jan 12, 1978

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Germany approximately on 1075. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.