- to make dull or blunt.
Origin of hebetate
1565–75; < Latin hebetātus made dull or blunt (past participle of hebetāre), equivalent to hebet- (stem of hebes) blunt, dull + -ātus -ate1
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- (of plant parts) having a blunt or soft point
- rare to make or become blunted
C16: from Latin hebetāre to make blunt, from hebes blunt
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