obtund

  • 1 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

  • 2 obtund — I verb abate, allay, alleviate, anesthetize, assuage, benumb, blunt, calm, deaden, desensitize, dull, ease, impair the force of, make blunt, make less violent, mitigate, moderate, modulate, numb, palliate, quell, quiet, reduce the edge, reduce… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 obtund — (v.) c.1400, (trans.) to render dead, make dull, used occasionally in English, especially in medical jargon; from L. obtundere to beat against (see OBTUSE (Cf. obtuse)). Related: Obtundation; obtunded …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 obtund — [äb tund′] vt. [ME obtunden < L obtundere, to strike at, blunt < ob (see OB ) + tundere, to strike < IE * (s)teud , to strike > STOCK] to make blunt or dull; make less acute; deaden …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Obtund — Obtunded refers to a patient that has less than full mental capacity, typically as a result of a medical condition or trauma. The root word, obtund, means dulled or less sharp.When a medic first assesses a patient, she/he is checking to see if… …

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  • 6 obtund — verb /əbˈtʌnd,ɒbˈtʌnd,əbˈtənd,ɑbˈtʌnd/ To reduce the edge or effects of; to mitigate; to dull. the use of alcoholic decoctions which are given as medicines to allay pain, obtund nerve sensibility, to cure the little sufferer of his vital… …

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  • 7 obtund — To dull or blunt, especially to blunt sensation or deaden pain. [L. ob tundo, pp. tusus, to beat against, blunt] * * * ob·tund äb tənd vt to reduce the intensity or sensitivity of: make dull <obtunded reflexes> <agents that obtund… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 8 obtund — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Latin obtundere Date: 14th century to reduce the edge or violence of ; dull < obtunded reflexes > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 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

  • 10 obtund — É‘b tÊŒnd /É’b v. make blunt (a point, knife, etc.); dull (pain) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 11 obtund — [əb tʌnd] verb chiefly Medicine dull the sensitivity of; deaden. Origin ME: from L. obtundere, from ob against + tundere to beat …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 12 obtund — v blunt, dull, take the edge off; moderate, modulate, soften, tone down, muffle, mute; deaden, numb, benumb, stupefy, anesthetize …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 13 obtund — ob·tund …

    English syllables

  • 14 obtund — vb. to blunt or deaden sensitivity; for example, by the application of a local anaesthetic, which reduces or causes complete loss of sensation in nearby nerves …

    The new mediacal dictionary

  • 15 obtund — ob•tund [[t]ɒbˈtʌnd[/t]] v. t. to blunt; dull; deaden • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME < L obtundere to beat at =ob ob +tundere to strike ob•tund′ent, adj. n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 obtund — /ɒbˈtʌnd/ (say ob tund) verb (t) to blunt; dull; deaden. {Middle English, from Latin obtundere beat, strike at} –obtundent, adjective …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 obtund —   v.t. blunt; dull.    ♦ obtundent, n. & a. (drug) dulling pain …

    Dictionary of difficult words

  • 18 obtund — v.tr. blunt or deaden (a sense or faculty). Etymology: ME f. L obtundere obtus (as OB , tundere beat) …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 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

  • 20 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;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English