Definitions for obtundɒbˈtʌnd
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reduce the edge or violence of
To reduce the edge or effects of; to mitigate; to dull.
Origin: obtundo, from ob- + tundo
to reduce the edge, pungency, or violent action of; to dull; to blunt; to deaden; to quell; as, to obtund the acrimony of the gall
Origin: [L. obtundere, obtusum; ob (see Ob-) + tundere to strike or beat. See Stutter.]
Obtundation refers to less than full alertness, typically as a result of a medical condition or trauma. The root word, obtund, means "dulled or less sharp" cf. obtuse angle.
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