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blunting (part of speech: verb)
numbing (part of speech: verb)
quieting (part of speech: verb)
disabling (part of speech: verb)
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- Probably there are peoples who pride themselves on more or less complete escape from monopoly who are nevertheless suffering from the most deadening bureaucracy. - "The Holy Earth", L. H. Bailey.
- But as a matter of fact the deadening and degrading effect of pure socialism, and especially of its extreme form communism, and the destruction of individual character which they would bring about, are in part achieved by the wholly unregulated competition which results in a single individual or corporation rising at the expense of all others until his or its rise effectually checks all competition and reduces former competitors to a position of utter inferiority and subordination. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.
- Nevertheless, despite the deadening of time, the mother- yearning over her child's loneliness never wholly left the poor Princess. - "The Genius", Margaret Horton Potter.