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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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When live music is performed in discotheques and cafA[c]s, the panels are able to deaden the low bass tones, which are typically difficult to muffle.
It really does spoil the music altogether unless a good deal of tone control is used to deaden the treble.
Crows keep flying through fitful air but the spaces are empty, nothing fills them anymore Time has lost its hands, trying to keep still Like damp clouds widows deaden the light of the sun
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One thing that makes us real vulnerable -- you handle a difficult shift, a child homicide -- and you're dealing with the stress of that so you unwind with a couple glasses of wine and deaden the emotions.
San Francisco designer Steve Osburn's answer was a suite of coordinated storage units of 3/4-inch maple plywood (including a generous desktop of maple-trimmed plastic laminate), fabric-wrapped fiberboard on the walls (to deaden sound and hide pushpin holes), and a custom bed.
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Digital will, by its very machine age nature, act to deaden that raw and unpredictable sound Dylan seeks.
Gun experts believe it could have been tampered with, possibly to reduce the amount of powder to deaden the sound of the report, indicating someone with a knowledge of firearms.
Rebecca's mother, Jane Deaden explained: ``The horses were a bit green at what we would call British Novice level in this country, but were having to jump 1.
He drank to deaden the pain of osteo-arthritis in both knees - the condition which ended his career at the age of 29.
Radio frequency energy is used to deaden the cells in these abnormal circuits, which conduct electrical impulses inappropriately, thereby causing rapid heartbeats or tachycardia.
Factory installed Vibracheck[TM] String Chubs deaden string noise.