retund

transitive verb re·tund \rə̇ˈtənd\

Definition of retund

-ed/-ing/-s

archaic

  1. :  to beat or drive back :  make impotent or ineffective :  blunt, refute retund the edge of a sword

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Origin and Etymology of retund

Latin retundere, from re- + tundere to beat — more at stutter


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