blunt - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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present tense
present participleblunting
past tenseblunted
past participleblunted
  1. 1
    to make something less strong, less effective, or less important

    The years had not blunted his keen intelligence.

  2. 2
    to make something less pointed or sharp

    Ken had blunted the blade by scraping it on the rocks.