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- (transitive) to numb (to cause to become numb)
A pancada lhe amorteceu o braço.
- The blow numbed his arm.
- (intransitive) to become numb
Seu braço amorteceu.
- His arm became numb.
- to deaden; to muffle
As paredes amorteceram o som.
- The walls muffled the sound.
- to absorb shock
O colchão amorteceu sua queda.
- The cushion absorbed his fall.
Conjugation of the Portuguese -er verb amortecer
- (to muffle): abafar