hebetate

verb
heb·​e·​tate | \ ˈhe-bə-ˌtāt How to pronounce hebetate (audio) \
hebetated; hebetating

Definition of hebetate

transitive verb

: to make dull or obtuse

Other Words from hebetate

hebetation \ ˌhe-​bə-​ˈtā-​shən How to pronounce hebetation (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of hebetate

1574, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hebetate

Latin hebetatus, past participle of hebetare, from hebet-, hebes dull

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“Hebetate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hebetate. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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