Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To make obtuse or dull.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Obtuse; dull.
  • adjective (Bot.) Having a dull or blunt and soft point.
  • transitive verb To render obtuse; to dull; to blunt; to stupefy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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

[Latin hebetāre, hebetāt-, from hebes, hebet-, blunt.]

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • n. hebetude

    to become thick-witted, dense, dumb.

    May 5, 2008

  • "I mean, he's a bit of an autochthonous hebetator, but otherwise a really great guy."

    Another great quote from my life...

    March 21, 2009