The Alternative Portuguese Dictionary: abafado

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Entry definition

abafado etymology abafar + ado. pronunciation
  • (Brazil) /ˌa.ba.ˈfa.du/
  • (South Brazil) /ˌa.ba.ˈfa.do/
  • (PT) /ɐ.βɐ.ˈfa.ðu/
adjective: {{pt-adj}}
  1. (of weather or a location) muggy, sultry hot and humid exampleEsta casa está abafada, melhor ligar o ventilador.
  2. (of sound) muffle almost mute; deadened exampleDeste um pontapé na caixa. Ouves um estilhaçamento abafado.
  3. (figurative, of a facial expression) which the person attempted to prevent exampleO homem austero deu um sorriso abafado.
  4. (figurative, of a scandal) which has been hide from the public
  5. (Brazil, slang) stolen that has been stolen
  6. (oenology, of wine) whose fermentation proces has been interrupt by the addition of a spirit
Synonyms: (sultry) mormacento , (muffled; deadened) sufocado , (which has been hidden) escondido, ocultado
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  • abafação
  • abafadamente
  • abafadiço
  • abafador
  • abafadouro
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  • abafamento
  • abafar
  • abafante
  • bafo
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verb: {{pt-verb-form}}
  1. verb form of abafar
    • {{RQ:Harry Potter}} O protesto de Hermione foi abafado por uma risadinha alta. Hermione's objection was interrupted by a loud little laugh.

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