dumb (v.) Old form(s): dumbe
make inaudible, reduce to silence
AC I.v.50.1[Alexas to Cleopatra, of Antony's horse] what I would have spoke / Was beastly dumbed by him [F dumbe]
Per Chorus.V.5[Gower alone, of Marina] Deep clerks she dumbs
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