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obtund

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Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] obtundere (to dull, deaden, deafen), from ob-+tundere. Formerly a more widely used latinate word.

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Infinitive
to obtund

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-

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to obtund (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) (mostly Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To reduce the edge or effects of; to mitigate; to dull.
    • 1900, Martha M. Allen, Alcohol, a Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, p. 319,
      [] the use of alcoholic decoctions [] which are given as medicines to allay pain, obtund nerve sensibility, to cure the little sufferer of his vital manifestations []
    • 2008, Jerrold H. Levy, Kenichi A. Tanaka & Eric J. Okun, "Cardial Surgical Pharmacology", in Cardiac Surgery in the Adult, ISBN 0071469133, p. 103,
      Small doses of opioids are also useful in obtunding airway reflexes []

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