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  • convert (metallic mercury) into a grey powder consisting of minute globules, as by shaking with chalk or fatty oil
  • make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation; "Terror blunted her feelings"; "deaden a sound"
  • become lifeless, less lively, intense, or active; lose life, force, or vigor
  • make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible; "muffle the message"
  • lessen the momentum or velocity of; "deaden a ship''s headway"
  • make vapid or deprive of spirit; "deadened wine"
  • cut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients; "girdle the plant"

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