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(a.) Unwilling to hear or listen; determinedly inattentive; regardless; not to be persuaded as to facts, argument, or exhortation; - with to; as, deaf to reason.


(a.) Deprived of the power of hearing; deafened.


(a.) Obscurely heard; stifled; deadened.


(a.) Decayed; tasteless; dead; as, a deaf nut; deaf corn.


(a.) Wanting the sense of hearing, either wholly or in part; unable to perceive sounds; hard of hearing; as, a deaf man.


(v. t.) To deafen.

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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Deaf'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. 1828.

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