obtund

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verb ob·tund \äb-ˈtənd\

Definition of obtund

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to reduce the edge or violence of :  dull <obtunded reflexes>

Origin and Etymology of obtund

Middle English, from Latin obtundere


First Known Use: 14th century


Medical Dictionary

obtund

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transitive verb ob·tund \äb-ˈtənd\

Medical Definition of obtund

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


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