obtund

verb
ob·​tund | \ äb-ˈtənd How to pronounce obtund (audio) \
obtunded; obtunding; obtunds

Definition of obtund

transitive verb

: to reduce the edge or violence of : dull obtunded reflexes

First Known Use of obtund

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for obtund

Middle English, from Latin obtundere

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“Obtund.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/obtund. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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ob·​tund | \ äb-ˈtənd How to pronounce obtund (audio) \

Medical Definition of obtund

: to reduce the intensity or sensitivity of : make dull obtunded reflexes agents that obtund pain

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