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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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Even the basic organization and rituals - starting after Labor Day, homecoming and proms, required subjects, small units of time - were deadeningly alike in a nation with no central education ministry.
I was repelled by the deadeningly repetitive and abusive language the black characters -- including the women -- direct at each other; it's an exaggeration but part of its rationale is to reveal the pathologically low self-image these young people possess.
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.) Perhaps.
These hermeneutical puzzles could easily be deadeningly academic.
However, as the third act unspools back in Cork, the cycle of violence becomes deadeningly predictable.