Hebetation - definition of hebetation by The Free Dictionary
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To make obtuse or dull.
[Latin hebetāre, hebetāt-, from hebes, hebet-, blunt.]
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Heyst's tepid courtship and hebetation
follow from his mistrust of life that is a "kind of death" from which Lena's "amazing victory" rescues him (Letters 5:655-56).