Latin retusus blunted, from past participle of retundere to pound back, blunt, from re- + tundere to beat, pound — more at contusion
circa 1753, in the meaning defined above
“Retuse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/retuse. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.
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