Obtund meaning

ŏb-tŭnd
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To make less intense; dull or deaden.
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To make blunt or dull; make less acute; deaden.
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(chiefly medicine) To reduce the edge or effects of; to mitigate; to dull.
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Origin of obtund

  • Middle English obtunden from Latin obtundere ob- against ob– tundere to beat

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin obtundere (“to dull", "deaden", "deafen"), from ob- + tundere

    From Wiktionary