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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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In far northern Quebec, near James Bay, a vast series of hydroelectric reservoirs, larger cumulatively than Connecticut and Rhode Island together, spread deadeningly across the minimalist taiga landscape of stunted larch and fir, bare rock and muskeg swamp.
The deadeningly solemn direction is courtesy Roxana Silbert.
But the movie is deadeningly dull, mired in convoluted melodrama, nonsensical jargon and stiff-upper-lip laboriousness.
These hermeneutical puzzles could easily be deadeningly academic.
Reeva (Jane Adams) is the deadeningly average daughter, nice and smart and stranded in a miserable marriage and saddled with an unexpected pregnancy.
However, as the third act unspools back in Cork, the cycle of violence becomes deadeningly predictable.