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tr.v. ob·tund·ed, ob·tund·ing, ob·tunds
To make less intense; dull or deaden.

[Middle English obtunden, from Latin obtundere : ob-, against; see ob- + tundere, to beat.]

ob·tund′ent adj.
ob·tun′di·ty n.
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