"silenced" in the verb sense
1. hush, quieten, silence, still, shut up, hush up
cause to be quiet or not talk
"Please silence the children in the church!"
keep from expression, for example by threats or pressure
"All dissenters were silenced when the dictator assumed power"
"silenced" in the adjective sense
reduced to silence
"the silenced crowd waited expectantly"
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