hebetate

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verb heb·e·tate \ˈhe-bə-ˌtāt\

Definition of hebetate

hebetated

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hebetating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make dull or obtuse

hebetation

play \ˌhe-bə-ˈtā-shən\ noun

Origin and Etymology of hebetate

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


First Known Use: 1574

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