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mute

 [mūt]
1. unable or unwilling to speak, such as because of deafness.
2. to muffle or soften a sound.

mute

(myūt),
1. Unable or unwilling to speak.
2. A person who does not have the faculty of speech.
[L. mutus]

mute

(mūt)
1. unable to speak.
2. to muffle or soften a sound.

mute

(myo͞ot)
adj. muter, mutest
1. Refraining from producing speech or vocal sound.
2.
a. Offensive Unable to speak.
b. Unable to vocalize, as certain animals.
n.
Offensive One who is incapable of speech.

mute′ly adv.
mute′ness n.

mute

(myūt)
1. Unable or unwilling to speak.
2. A person who does not have the faculty of speech.
[L. mutus]
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Additionally, Google is expanding controls for an ads feature which was implemented in 2012 allowing users to mute ads that they don't want to see anymore.
119) will include multiple fixes and improvements, and one of those is the ability to mute sites.
It should be noted that the number of disabled people in Tunisia is close to 500,000, 180,000 of whom are deaf mutes.
The ability of mutes to attenuate sounds was studied by testing all of the mutes that I own:
The mere possibility of a mute air over the spine followed by a sweeper disaster gave hope that the slash and bash hadn't been completely extinguished by Mullen and his ilk, and the bowls were held up as a holy grail for the faithful.
At least three small pear-shaped wooden mutes have survived from the late 18th or early 19th century.
So if you choose to mute "troll," its variants - TROLL, Troll, TrOlL and all other such - will also be muted.
Audio through car speakers automatically mutes the radio or CD player
TVGuardian technology mutes offensive language in television programs, videos, and DVD's.
0 feature video tracks similar to the Media Composer system, using a bottom-up hierarchy, track patching, track solos and mutes, sync lock and track resizing.
Twitter is trialling a feature in its mobile apps that allows users to mute accounts that are becoming irritating, according to online reports.