Obtunding
Obtund 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. [1913 Webster]

They . . . have filled all our law books with the obtunding story of their suits and trials. --Milton. [1913 Webster]


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  • Obtund — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Obtunded — Obtund 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

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