Etymology
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obtund (v.)

c. 1400, obtunden, (transitive) "to render dead, make dull, blunt, deaden," used occasionally in English, especially in medical jargon; from Latin obtundere "to blunt, make dull, weaken, exhaust," literally "to beat against" (see obtuse). Related: Obtundation; obtunded.

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Definitions of obtund

obtund (v.)
reduce the edge or violence of;
obtunded reflexes
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