To hinder by obstruction or interference; hamper
To stun or bewilder, as with a heavy blow or shock; stupefy:
To lessen the vigor, intensity, or liveliness of; dull
To make emotionally insensitive or unresponsive, as by long exposure or repeated shocks:
(Figuratively) To repress or weaken, as any appetite, desire, or power of the mind; to impair the force, keenness, or susceptibility, of; as, to blunt the feelings.
To make or become numb.
To cause to be bewildered; confuse.
To amaze; astonish:
To stupefy; daze.
To impair the progress or functioning of; make inoperative or powerless:
To paralyze or make numb, as with fear; stupefy; stun
To cause to lose force or vitality; diminish or destroy:
To render less sensitive
To make a show of; to put on a pretence of; to feign; to assume. To make a false display of. [from 16th c.]
To depress; dispirit
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