Obtundent
Obtundent Ob*tund"ent, n. [L. obtundens, p. pr. of obtundere.] (Med.) A substance which sheathes a part, or blunts irritation, usually some bland, oily, or mucilaginous matter; -- nearly the same as {demulcent}. --Forsyth. [1913 Webster]

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  • obtundent — ob·tund·ent äb tən dənt adj blunting irritation or lessening pain obtundent n an agent that blunts pain or dulls sensibility * * * ob·tun·dent (ob tunґdənt) [L. obtundere to make dull] 1. pertaining to or causing obtundation. 2. having the… …   Medical dictionary

  • obtundent — I. (ˈ) ̷ ̷|təndənt adjective Etymology: Latin obtundent , obtundens, present participle of obtundere : blunting irritation or lessening pain II. noun ( s) : an agent that blunts pain or dulls sensibility …   Useful english dictionary

  • obtundent — See obtund. * * * …   Universalium

  • obtundent — noun a) A substance which sheathes a part, or blunts irritation, usually some bland, oily, or mucilaginous matter; – nearly the same as demulcent. b) Something which obtunds. See Also: obtuse …   Wiktionary

  • obtundent — É‘b tÊŒndÉ™nt /É’b n. something which dulls, that which obtunds adj. dulling, obtunding …   English contemporary dictionary

  • obtundent — ob·tund·ent …   English syllables

  • demulcent — Obtundent Ob*tund ent, n. [L. obtundens, p. pr. of obtundere.] (Med.) A substance which sheathes a part, or blunts irritation, usually some bland, oily, or mucilaginous matter; nearly the same as {demulcent}. Forsyth. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • obtund — obtundent, adj. obtundity, n. /ob tund /, v.t. to blunt; dull; deaden. [1350 1400; ME < L obtundere to beat at, equiv. to ob OB + tundere to strike] * * * …   Universalium

  • obtundity — See obtundent. * * * …   Universalium

  • obtunder — noun a) That which obtunds or blunts; especially, that which blunts sensibility. b) An obtundent …   Wiktionary

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