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deadening adj : so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness; "a boring evening with uninteresting people"; "the deadening effect of some routine tasks"; "a dull play"; "his competent but dull performance"; "a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention"; "what an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke; "tedious days on the train"; "the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain; "other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome" [syn: boring, dull, ho-hum, irksome, slow, tedious, tiresome, wearisome] n : the act of making something futile and useless (as by routine) [syn: stultification, constipation, impairment]

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deadening
  1. present participle of deaden

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