deadening

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

deadening

  1. present participle of deaden

Noun[edit]

deadening (plural deadenings)

  1. The process by which something is deadened.
    • 2012, Daniel Sapen, Freud's Lost Chord: Discovering Jazz in the Resonant Psyche (page 38)
      The structural theory doesn't only focus on the negations, repressions, disavowals, and deadenings of the ego in the face of its encounters within and without.
  2. A forest clearing created by girdling the trees.