deaden (something) with (something)

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deaden (something) with (something)

To induce numbness, as with an anesthetic agent. They deadened my gum with some sort of gel before giving me a shot of Novocain.
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deaden something with something

to dull or anesthetize pain with something. The doctor deadened the area with an injection before she began to stitch. I will deaden the pain with a local anesthetic.
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