Obtusion
Obtusion Ob*tu"sion, n. [L. obtusio, from obtundere to blunt. See {Obtund}.] 1. The act or process of making obtuse or blunt. [1913 Webster]

2. The state of being dulled or blunted; as, the obtusion of the senses. --Harvey. [1913 Webster]


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  • obtusión — f. neurol. Torpeza sensitiva y mental. Medical Dictionary. 2011 …   Diccionario médico

  • obtusion — (ob tu zion) s. f. État obtus, en parlant des sens. L obtusion du toucher. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Obtus …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • obtusion — äbˈt(y)üzhən noun ( s) Etymology: Late Latin obtusion , obtusio, from Latin obtusus (past participle of obtundere) + ion , io ion : a blunting or a condition of being blunted …   Useful english dictionary

  • obtusion — noun The blunting, dulling, or weakening of normal sensation …   Wiktionary

  • obtusion — 1. Dullness of sensibility. 2. A dulling or deadening of sensibility. * * * n. the weakening or blunting of normal sensations. This may be associated with disease. * * * ob·tu·sion (ob tooґzhən) [L. obtusio] blunting of sensation and… …   Medical dictionary

  • obtusión — ► sustantivo femenino SIQUIATRÍA Trastorno de la atención que se caracteriza por la incapacidad de ideación y por la lentitud en el razonamiento …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Obtusion — 1. Sløven. 2. Afstumpning …   Danske encyklopædi

  • obtusion — É‘b tuːʒn /É’b tju n. act of making obtuse; state of being obtuse; stupidness; dullness; bluntness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • obtusion — ob·tu·sion …   English syllables

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