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hebetate

[heb-i-teyt] /ˈhɛb ɪˌteɪt/
verb (used with object), hebetated, hebetating.
1.
to make dull or blunt.
Origin
1565-1575
1565-75; < Latin hebetātus made dull or blunt (past participle of hebetāre), equivalent to hebet- (stem of hebes) blunt, dull + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
hebetation, noun
hebetative, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hebetative

hebetate

/ˈhɛbɪˌteɪt/
adjective
1.
(of plant parts) having a blunt or soft point
verb
2.
(rare) to make or become blunted
Derived Forms
hebetation, noun
hebetative, adjective
Word Origin
C16: from Latin hebetāre to make blunt, from hebes blunt
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