hebetate


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heb·e·tate

 (hĕb′ĭ-tāt′)
tr.v. heb·e·tat·ed, heb·e·tat·ing, heb·e·tates
To make obtuse or dull.

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

heb′e·ta′tion n.
heb′e·ta′tive adj.

hebetate

(ˈhɛbɪˌteɪt)
adj
(Botany) (of plant parts) having a blunt or soft point
vb
rare to make or become blunted
[C16: from Latin hebetāre to make blunt, from hebes blunt]
ˌhebeˈtation n
ˈhebeˌtative adj

heb•e•tate

(ˈhɛb ɪˌteɪt)

v.t. -tat•ed, -tat•ing.
to make dull or blunt.
[1565–75; < Latin hebetātus, past participle of hebetāre to make blunt, derivative of hebes, s. hebet- blunt, dull]
heb`e•ta′tion, n.
heb′e•ta`tive, adj.

hebetate


Past participle: hebetated
Gerund: hebetating

Imperative
hebetate
hebetate
Present
I hebetate
you hebetate
he/she/it hebetates
we hebetate
you hebetate
they hebetate
Preterite
I hebetated
you hebetated
he/she/it hebetated
we hebetated
you hebetated
they hebetated
Present Continuous
I am hebetating
you are hebetating
he/she/it is hebetating
we are hebetating
you are hebetating
they are hebetating
Present Perfect
I have hebetated
you have hebetated
he/she/it has hebetated
we have hebetated
you have hebetated
they have hebetated
Past Continuous
I was hebetating
you were hebetating
he/she/it was hebetating
we were hebetating
you were hebetating
they were hebetating
Past Perfect
I had hebetated
you had hebetated
he/she/it had hebetated
we had hebetated
you had hebetated
they had hebetated
Future
I will hebetate
you will hebetate
he/she/it will hebetate
we will hebetate
you will hebetate
they will hebetate
Future Perfect
I will have hebetated
you will have hebetated
he/she/it will have hebetated
we will have hebetated
you will have hebetated
they will have hebetated
Future Continuous
I will be hebetating
you will be hebetating
he/she/it will be hebetating
we will be hebetating
you will be hebetating
they will be hebetating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hebetating
you have been hebetating
he/she/it has been hebetating
we have been hebetating
you have been hebetating
they have been hebetating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hebetating
you will have been hebetating
he/she/it will have been hebetating
we will have been hebetating
you will have been hebetating
they will have been hebetating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hebetating
you had been hebetating
he/she/it had been hebetating
we had been hebetating
you had been hebetating
they had been hebetating
Conditional
I would hebetate
you would hebetate
he/she/it would hebetate
we would hebetate
you would hebetate
they would hebetate
Past Conditional
I would have hebetated
you would have hebetated
he/she/it would have hebetated
we would have hebetated
you would have hebetated
they would have hebetated
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hebetate

verb
To make or become less keen or responsive:
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