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muffle

(mŭf′əl)
n.
The hairless snout of certain ruminants, such as moose.
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muffle

(mŭf′ĕl)
To wrap or cover something in order to suppress sound or to clothe or protect the body.
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(Possible, answer: A room with thick walls because it would muffle sound better than a room with thin malls.)
For example, the children held plastic wrap over their eyes to simulate decreased visual acuity; they stuffed their ears with cotton to muffle sound.
This initiative can only be seen as another effort to muffle the prophetic voice of the African-American church.
Make a test core from each resin system and place them in a 900F (482C) muffle furnace for 10 min.
Progressives are concerned about the separation of churches from a state that may play religious favorites; left-leaning churchmen are worried that Washington will muffle their calls for social justice; libertarians predict that charity's voluntary essence will be undermined by federal pottage.
A royally cubited arc falls like a stairwell from clouds and I could puncture the plugged muffle of voices across the aisle by chanting a Hildegarde revival, if I wanted to.
This required a partial vacuum to work, as otherwise air resistance would muffle the motion.
But no, there is no evidence that drying the small yellow flowers will muffle your man.
THE developer of a proposed housing estate has offered to muffle music from a nearby social club with extra strong double glazing.
Too bad he didn't have free hands to muffle his ears--or plug his nose: "These roaches are very flatulant," says Pearson.