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Wordnet 3.0


1. reduced to silence;
- Example: "the silenced crowd waited expectantly"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Silence \Si"lence\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Silenced; p. pr. & vb. n. Silencing.] 1. To compel to silence; to cause to be still; to still; to hush. [1913 Webster] Silence that dreadful bell; it frights the isle. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To put to rest; to quiet. [1913 Webster] This would silence all further opposition. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster] These would have silenced their scruples. --Rogers. [1913 Webster] 3. To restrain from the exercise of any function, privilege of instruction, or the like, especially from the act of preaching; as, to silence a minister of the gospel. [1913 Webster] The Rev. Thomas Hooker of Chelmsford, in Essex, was silenced for nonconformity. --B. Trumbull. [1913 Webster] 4. To cause to cease firing, as by a vigorous cannonade; as, to silence the batteries of an enemy. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

silenced adj 1: reduced to silence; "the silenced crowd waited expectantly" [ant: unsilenced]