hebetate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin hebetatus, past participle of hebetare (to dull).

Adjective[edit]

hebetate (comparative more hebetate, superlative most hebetate)

  1. obtuse; dull
  2. (botany) Having a dull or blunt and soft point.
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Verb[edit]

hebetate (third-person singular simple present hebetates, present participle hebetating, simple past and past participle hebetated)

  1. (transitive) To render obtuse; to dull; to blunt.
    to hebetate the intellectual faculties
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

hebetāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of hebetātus