Blunting



having an obtuse, thick, or dull edge or point; rounded; not sharp:
a blunt pencil.
abrupt in address or manner:
a blunt, ill-timed question.
slow in perception or understanding; obtuse:
His isolation has made him blunt about the feelings of others.
to make blunt; hebetate:
He blunted the knife by using it to cut linoleum.
to weaken or impair the force, keenness, or susceptibility of:
Wine first excites, then blunts the imagination.
to become blunt.
something blunt, as a small-game arrow, a short sewing needle, or a short, thick cigar.
Slang. a cigar stuffed with marijuana.
Contemporary Examples

The Missed Warning Signs Aaron Mehta January 9, 2011

Historical Examples

Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900 George Henry Makins
Society Henry Kalloch Rowe
Art in Shell of the Ancient Americans William H. Holmes
Every Man his own Doctor R. T. Claridge
Wenderholme Philip Gilbert Hamerton
Hours in a Library Leslie Stephen
A Vindication of Natural Diet. Percy Bysshe Shelley
Hopes and Fears Charlotte M. Yonge
A history of art in ancient Egypt, Vol. I (of 2) Georges Perrot

adjective
(esp of a knife or blade) lacking sharpness or keenness; dull
not having a sharp edge or point: a blunt instrument
(of people, manner of speaking, etc) lacking refinement or subtlety; straightforward and uncomplicated
outspoken; direct and to the point: a blunt Yorkshireman
verb (transitive)
to make less sharp
to diminish the sensitivity or perception of; make dull
noun
(slang) a cannabis cigarette
noun
Anthony. 1907–83, British art historian and Soviet spy
Wilfred Scawen. 1840–1922, British poet, traveller, and anti-imperialist
adj.
v.
n.

Users say that the Phillies Blunt brand produces less harsh-tasting or sweeter smoke. The leaf wrapper of a Phillies Blunt is strong enough to hold together through the manipulations of making a blunt. Other brands fall apart. [http://nepenthes.lycaeum.org/Drugs/THC/Smoke/blunts.html]

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