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hebetate

[ heb-i-teyt ]
/ 藞h蓻b 瑟藢te瑟t /
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verb (used with object), heb路e路tat路ed, heb路e路tat路ing.
to make dull or blunt.
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Origin of hebetate

1565鈥75; <Latin hebet膩tus made dull or blunt (past participle of hebet膩re), equivalent to hebet- (stem of hebes) blunt, dull + -膩tus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM hebetate

heb路e路ta路tion, nounheb路e路ta路tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hebetate

hebetate
/ (藞h蓻b瑟藢te瑟t) /

adjective
(of plant parts) having a blunt or soft point
verb
rare to make or become blunted

Derived forms of hebetate

hebetation, nounhebetative, adjective

Word Origin for hebetate

C16: from Latin hebet膩re to make blunt, from hebes blunt
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