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  • 141 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;… …

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  • 142 p — Mute Mute, n. 1. One who does not speak, whether from physical inability, unwillingness, or other cause. Specifically: (a) One who, from deafness, either congenital or from early life, is unable to use articulate language; a deaf mute. (b) A… …

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  • 143 Phase of vibration — Vibration Vi*bra tion, n. [L. vibratio: cf. F. vibration.] 1. The act of vibrating, or the state of being vibrated, or in vibratory motion; quick motion to and fro; oscillation, as of a pendulum or musical string. [1913 Webster] As a harper lays… …

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  • 144 Pugging — Pug ging, n. [See {Pug}, v. t.] 1. The act or process of working and tempering clay to make it plastic and of uniform consistency, as for bricks, for pottery, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. (Arch.) Mortar or the like, laid between the joists under the… …

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  • 145 silencer — Muffler Muf fler, n. 1. Anything used in muffling; esp., a scarf for protecting the head and neck in cold weather; a tippet. [1913 Webster] Fortune is painted blind, with a muffler above her eyes. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mus.) A cushion for… …

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  • 146 Sound — Sound, n. [OE. soun, OF. son, sun, F. son, fr. L. sonus akin to Skr. svana sound, svan to sound, and perh. to E. swan. Cf. {Assonant}, {Consonant}, {Person}, {Sonata}, {Sonnet}, {Sonorous}, {Swan}.] 1. The peceived object occasioned by the… …

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  • 147 Sound boarding — Sound Sound, n. [OE. soun, OF. son, sun, F. son, fr. L. sonus akin to Skr. svana sound, svan to sound, and perh. to E. swan. Cf. {Assonant}, {Consonant}, {Person}, {Sonata}, {Sonnet}, {Sonorous}, {Swan}.] 1. The peceived object occasioned by the… …

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  • 148 Sound bow — Sound Sound, n. [OE. soun, OF. son, sun, F. son, fr. L. sonus akin to Skr. svana sound, svan to sound, and perh. to E. swan. Cf. {Assonant}, {Consonant}, {Person}, {Sonata}, {Sonnet}, {Sonorous}, {Swan}.] 1. The peceived object occasioned by the… …

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  • 149 Sound post — Sound Sound, n. [OE. soun, OF. son, sun, F. son, fr. L. sonus akin to Skr. svana sound, svan to sound, and perh. to E. swan. Cf. {Assonant}, {Consonant}, {Person}, {Sonata}, {Sonnet}, {Sonorous}, {Swan}.] 1. The peceived object occasioned by the… …

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  • 150 Stifle — Sti fle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stifled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stifling}.] [Freq. of OE. stif stiff; cf. Icel. st[=i]fla to dam up.] 1. To stop the breath of by crowding something into the windpipe, or introducing an irrespirable substance into the… …

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  • 151 Stifled — Stifle Sti fle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stifled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stifling}.] [Freq. of OE. stif stiff; cf. Icel. st[=i]fla to dam up.] 1. To stop the breath of by crowding something into the windpipe, or introducing an irrespirable substance into… …

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  • 152 Stifling — Stifle Sti fle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stifled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stifling}.] [Freq. of OE. stif stiff; cf. Icel. st[=i]fla to dam up.] 1. To stop the breath of by crowding something into the windpipe, or introducing an irrespirable substance into… …

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  • 153 Stun — Stun, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stunned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stunning}.] [OE. stonien, stownien; either fr. AS. stunian to resound (cf. D. stenen to groan, G. st[ o]hnen, Icel. stynja, Gr. ?, Skr. stan to thunder, and E. thunder), or from the same… …

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  • 154 Stunned — Stun Stun, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stunned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stunning}.] [OE. stonien, stownien; either fr. AS. stunian to resound (cf. D. stenen to groan, G. st[ o]hnen, Icel. stynja, Gr. ?, Skr. stan to thunder, and E. thunder), or from the same… …

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  • 155 Stunning — Stun Stun, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stunned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stunning}.] [OE. stonien, stownien; either fr. AS. stunian to resound (cf. D. stenen to groan, G. st[ o]hnen, Icel. stynja, Gr. ?, Skr. stan to thunder, and E. thunder), or from the same… …

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  • 156 t — Mute Mute, n. 1. One who does not speak, whether from physical inability, unwillingness, or other cause. Specifically: (a) One who, from deafness, either congenital or from early life, is unable to use articulate language; a deaf mute. (b) A… …

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  • 157 Vibration — Vi*bra tion, n. [L. vibratio: cf. F. vibration.] 1. The act of vibrating, or the state of being vibrated, or in vibratory motion; quick motion to and fro; oscillation, as of a pendulum or musical string. [1913 Webster] As a harper lays his open… …

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  • 158 benumb — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English benomen, from benomen, past participle of benimen to deprive, from Old English beniman, from be + niman to take more at nimble Date: 14th century 1. to make inactive ; deaden …

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  • 159 cauterize — transitive verb ( ized; izing) Date: 14th century 1. to sear with a cautery or caustic < cauterize a wound > 2. to make insensible ; deaden < must oust the feeling, or cauterize it Robert Craft > • …

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  • 160 dampen — verb (dampened; dampening) Date: 1547 transitive verb 1. to check or diminish the activity or vigor of ; deaden < the heat dampened our spirits > 2. to make damp < the shower barely dampen …

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