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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.
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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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