Definitions

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  • n. That which obtunds or blunts; especially, that which blunts sensibility.
  • n. An obtundent

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That which obtunds or blunts; especially, that which blunts sensibility.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as obtundent.
  • n. Same as obturator: an incorrect use.

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Examples

  • My first conception of the analgesic property of a pain obtunder in contradistinction to its anaesthetic effect, which finally led to the discovery of the inhalation of common air by "rapid breathing," was in 1855 or 1856, while performing upon my own teeth certain operations which gave me intense pain (and I could not afford to hurt myself) without a resort to ether and chloroform.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 275, April 9, 1881

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