deafening
deafening deaf"en*ing, a. extremely loud; so loud as to cause deafness; as, a disco with rock music played at a deafening volume. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • deafening — adjective Date: 1597 1. that deafens 2. very loud ; earsplitting < fell with a deafening clap > 3. very noticeable < their silence on the issue was deafening > • deafeningly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Deafening — Deafen Deaf en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deafened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Deafening}.] [From {Deaf}.] 1. To make deaf; to deprive of the power of hearing; to render incapable of perceiving sounds distinctly. [1913 Webster] Deafened and stunned with their… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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