obtund

verb
ob·tund | \äb-ˈtənd \
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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The first known use of obtund was in the 14th century

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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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