obtund

[ ob-tuhnd ]
/ ɒbˈtʌnd /

verb (used with object)

to blunt; dull; deaden.

Origin of obtund

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin obtundere to beat at, equivalent to ob- ob- + tundere to strike
Related formsob·tund·ent, adjectiveob·tun·di·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for obtund

obtund

/ (ɒbˈtʌnd) /

verb

(tr) rare to deaden or dull

Derived Formsobtundent, adjective, noun

Word Origin for obtund

C14: from Latin obtundere to beat against, from ob- against + tundere to belabour
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Medicine definitions for obtund

obtund

[ ŏb-tŭnd ]

v.

To dull or blunt, especially sensation or pain.

Related formsob•tundent adj.
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