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deaden (something) with (something)

To induce numbness, as with an anesthetic agent. They deadened my gums with some sort of gel before the procedure.
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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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Psychotic symptoms, such as bizarre delusions and hallucinations, overlie more pervasive "deficit" symptoms, including an inability to deal with others or hold down a job, deadened emotions, and incoherent thoughts.
Many of the dogs sat passively, sad-eyed and unwilling to move, their personalities deadened from years of living in horrible conditions, without love or affection, Eckstein said.
Moreover, he says, the procedure can be repeated if the deadened nerve ever regenerates and the headaches return.
I guess the filmmakers figure most of its audience can't count to 17 or would be so deadened by the flying bullets that they wouldn't even bother to try.
Deadened by their first effort and lured by the steady breeze that whistled toward center field, the Dodgers merely split their doubleheader with the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday afternoon.