how to pronounce deafen


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deafen is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of deafen


  1. To make deaf, either temporarily or permanently.
  2. To stun, as with noise.
  3. To make soundproof.

deafen frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word deafen occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics deafen can be related to

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1) people, society, and culture;

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