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2 lacking intensity of color
  • the dulled colors and brownish tones are characteristic of this painter's works
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3 lacking sharpness of edge or point
  • the dulled blade of a knife that had been stored in a drawer full of miscellaneous utensils
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dulled

verb , past tense of dull

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1 to reduce or weaken in strength or feeling
  • the aspirin dulled his headache and he was soon feeling better
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2 to make white or lighter by removing color
  • the painting's once-vivid colors have been dulled by time
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