Antonyms for obtunding

Grammar : Verb
Spell : ob-tuhnd
Phonetic Transcription : ɒbˈtʌnd

Definition of obtunding

Origin :
  • c.1400, (transitive) "to render dead, make dull," used occasionally in English, especially in medical jargon; from Latin obtundere "to blunt, make dull, weaken, exhaust," literally "to beat against" (see obtuse). Related: Obtundation; obtunded.
  • As in numb : verb deaden
  • As in blunt : verb make dull
Example sentences :
  • Both admitted the alternately stimulating and obtunding influence of heterosexual magnetism.
  • Extract from : « Ulysses » by James Joyce

Synonyms for obtunding

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