Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Dulling; blunting.
  • noun A mucilaginous, oily, bland substance employed to protect parts from irritation: nearly the same as demulcent.
  • noun In dentistry, a medicine used to blunt or deaden the nerves of a tooth.

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

  • noun (Med.) A substance which sheathes a part, or blunts irritation, usually some bland, oily, or mucilaginous matter; -- nearly the same as demulcent.

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

  • noun A substance which sheathes a part, or blunts irritation, usually some bland, oily, or mucilaginous matter; – nearly the same as demulcent.
  • noun Something which obtunds.

Etymologies

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From Latin obtundens, present participle of obtundere

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