To make obtuse or dull.
To make or become dull in feeling, spirit, etc.
(bot.) Having a blunt point, as certain leaves.
(botany) Having a dull or blunt and soft point.
Origin of hebetate
- Latin hebetāre hebetāt- from hebes hebet- blunt
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Latin hebetatus, past participle of hebetare (“to dull”).