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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
(ob-TUND) verb tr.
To blunt, deaden, or dull.
[From Middle English, from Latin obtundere (to beat against), from ob- (against) + tundere (to beat). Other words derived from the same Latin root are pierce and contuse.]
"Self-improvement books are narcotics in ink. They obtund with false promise."
"It seemed wise to attack when the better part of their foes,
complacent with garrison duty, would be obtunded from holiday
If we had paid no more attention to our plants than we have to our children, we would now be living in a jungle of weeds. -Luther Burbank, horticulturist (1849-1926)