[ ob-tuhnd ]
/ ɒbˈtʌnd /
verb (used with object)
to blunt; dull; deaden.
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Origin of obtund
1350–1400; Middle English <Latin obtundere to beat at, equivalent to ob-ob- + tundere to strike
OTHER WORDS FROM obtundob·tund·ent, adjectiveob·tun·di·ty, noun
Words nearby obtund
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British Dictionary definitions for obtund
/ (ɒbˈtʌnd) /
(tr) rare to deaden or dull
Derived forms of obtundobtundent, adjective, noun
Word Origin for obtund
C14: from Latin obtundere to beat against, from ob- against + tundere to belabour
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Medical definitions for obtund
[ ŏb-tŭnd′ ]
To dull or blunt, especially sensation or pain.
Other words from obtundob•tund′ent adj.
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