But the report was attacked by Republicans, including now-Speaker John Boehner, blunting its impact.
In a second case (No. 67) blunting of sensation followed a definite lesion of the inferior parietal lobule.
It results in a weakening of the will and a blunting of moral discernment.
The blunting of one end by use calls for no explanation, but the purpose of the perforation is a little obscure.
By blunting the nerves, a man, as in drinking, may stand a great deal of smoking without being visibly affected by it.
Mr. blunting was too honest to say that Miss Alice ought to dine before her drive.
With him sin is not punished by being found out, but by disintegrating the character and blunting the higher sensibilities.
He will no longer be incessantly occupied in blunting and destroying those organs from which he expects his gratification.
The need of cooling his partisan was the most effective means of blunting the sharp edge of his own vexation.
The smoke of torches has also done its work in reducing the brilliant tones and blunting the delicate contours.
c.1200, "dull, obtuse," perhaps from or related to Old Norse blundra (see blunder (v.)). Of tools or weapons, late 14c. Meaning "abrupt of speech or manner" is from 1580s.
late 14c., from blunt (adj.). Related: Blunted; blunting.
street slang for "marijuana and tobacco cigar" (easier to pass around, easier to disguise, and the stimulant in the tobacco enhances the high from the pot) surfaced c.1993, but is said to have originated among Jamaicans in New York City in the early 1980s; from Phillies Blunt brand cigars; see blunt (adj.), which has been used of certain cigars since 19c.
Users say that the Phillies Blunt brand produces less harsh-tasting or sweeter smoke. The leaf wrapper of a Phillies Blunt is strong enough to hold together through the manipulations of making a blunt. Other brands fall apart. [http://nepenthes.lycaeum.org/Drugs/THC/Smoke/blunts.html]
A cigar hollowed out and filled with marijuana
[1980s+ Narcotics; fr the Phillies Blunt2 cigars eponymously used]