Deadening


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Deadening

Installing materials in a building that will inhibit the transfer of sound waves through the use of insulation and other construction techniques, such as discontinuous construction of walls and floors.

damping material

A viscous material applied to a vibrating surface, such as a metal panel, to reduce the noise which it radiates.
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The second, the postmodernists, see fragments as part of their love of extremes and thereby as emancipatory toward and transformative of the deadening hand of the reigning totality system, the rationality of modern onto-theology.
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With its unique physical consistency, its decidedly axial strength, and its deadening acoustic absorption, corrugated cardboard has many inherent qualities.
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(They will soon be made 12 and 15 mm thick.) The boards contain 50/50 PP and wood fiber and are foamed to 30-50% density reduction for sound deadening and weight and material savings.
This not only prevents break-ins through the windows - which should mean lower insurance premiums - but also improves thermal insulation and sound deadening.
There is something deadening about going through life cautiously." (Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek; Perennial, 1998)
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