Hebetating
Hebetate Heb"e*tate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hebetated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hebetating}.] [L. hebetatus, p. p. of hebetare to dull. See {Hebete}.] To render obtuse; to dull; to blunt; to stupefy; as, to hebetate the intellectual faculties. --Southey [1913 Webster]

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  • hebetating — adj. dull, blunt; obtuse v. turn obtuse; make dull; blunt; soften …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Hebetate — Heb e*tate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hebetated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hebetating}.] [L. hebetatus, p. p. of hebetare to dull. See {Hebete}.] To render obtuse; to dull; to blunt; to stupefy; as, to hebetate the intellectual faculties. Southey [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hebetated — Hebetate Heb e*tate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hebetated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hebetating}.] [L. hebetatus, p. p. of hebetare to dull. See {Hebete}.] To render obtuse; to dull; to blunt; to stupefy; as, to hebetate the intellectual faculties. Southey… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hebetate — hebetation, n. hebetative, adj. /heb i tayt /, v.t., hebetated, hebetating. to make dull or blunt. [1565 75; < L hebetatus made dull or blunt (ptp. of hebetare), equiv. to hebet (s. of hebes) blunt, dull + atus ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • hebetate — [c]/ˈhɛbəteɪt/ (say hebuhtayt) verb (hebetated, hebetating) –verb (t) 1. to make dull or blunt. –verb (i) 2. to become blunt or dull. –adjective 3. Botany having a blunt, soft point, as awns. {Latin hebetātus, past participle, blunted, dulled}… …   Australian English dictionary

  • hebetate — [heb′i tāt΄] vt., vi. hebetated, hebetating [< L hebetatus, pp. of hebetare, to make blunt or dull < hebes, blunt, dull] to make or become dull in feeling, spirit, etc. adj. Bot. having a blunt point, as certain leaves hebetation n …   English World dictionary

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