The consuming need to drink from him swept through her mind, dulling the rest of the world.
Pain may be stopped by removing the cause of irritation, as, for example, by the extraction of a carious tooth or by rendering the nerveendings insensitive to irritation, as by the application of cocaine; by preventing its transmission along the spinal cord by antipyrin, phenacetin, acetanilide, cocaine, &c.; or by dulling the perceptive centre in the brain by means of opium or its alkaloids, by anaesthetics, and probably also, to a certain extent, by antipyrin and its congeners.
There was no dulling Xander's thirst for war and blood like she might retire a sword.
Standing water can warp your floor while dulling the finish.
To avoid dulling the luster of your pearls, always put them on last when getting ready to go out and remove them first once you are home.