obtund

verb ob·tund \ äb-ˈtənd \

Definition of obtund

transitive verb
:to reduce the edge or violence of :dull
  • obtunded reflexes

Origin and Etymology of obtund

Middle English, from Latin obtundere


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obtund

transitive verb ob·tund \ äb-ˈtənd \

medical Definition of obtund

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

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