from The Century Dictionary.
- To free from deafness; restore the sense of hearing to.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb obsolete To free from deafness; to cause to hear.
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My whole body seemed to recoil from it, because my legs have become so wobbly that walking more that about 50 yards is impossible, and even that much is frighteningly difficult when my deaf old head is being battered by the incomprehensible din of places such as airports, an experience so horrid that probably no undeaf person can imagine it.