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Meaning of OBTUND

Pronunciation:  âb'tund

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  reduce the edge or violence of; "obtunded reflexes"
 

OBTUND is a 6 letter word that starts with O.

 

 See Also: blunt, deaden

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ob*tund"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Obtunded}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Obtunding}.] [L. obtundere, obtusum; ob (see {Ob-}) +
tundere to strike or beat. See {Stutter}.]
To reduce the edge, pungency, or violent action of; to dull;
to blunt; to deaden; to quell; as, to obtund the acrimony of
the gall. [Archaic] --Harvey.

      They . . . have filled all our law books with the
      obtunding story of their suits and trials. --Milton.

 

 

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