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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To make obtuse or dull.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. obtuse; dull
  • adj. Having a dull or blunt and soft point.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Obtuse; dull.
  • adj. Having a dull or blunt and soft point.
  • transitive v. To render obtuse; to dull; to blunt; to stupefy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To dull; blunt; clog.
  • Obtuse; dull.
  • In botany, having a dull or blunt soft point: said of awns, scales, spines, etc.

Etymologies

Latin hebetāre, hebetāt-, from hebes, hebet-, blunt.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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