amortecer

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Etymology[edit]

A- +‎ morto (dead) +‎ -ecer.

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amortecer (first-person singular present indicative amorteço, past participle amortecido)

  1. (transitive) to numb (to cause to become numb)
    A pancada lhe amorteceu o braço.
    The blow numbed his arm.
  2. (intransitive) to become numb
    Seu braço amorteceu.
    His arm became numb.
  3. to deaden; to muffle
    As paredes amorteceram o som.
    The walls muffled the sound.
  4. to absorb shock
    O colchão amorteceu sua queda.
    The cushion absorbed his fall.

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