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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dull  \Dull\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Duller};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Dulling}.] 
  1.  To  deprive  of  sharpness  of  edge  or  point.  ``This  .  .  . 
  dulled  their  swords.''  --Bacon. 
 
  Borrowing  dulls  the  edge  of  husbandry.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  make  dull,  stupid,  or  sluggish;  to  stupefy,  as  the 
  senses  the  feelings,  the  perceptions,  and  the  like 
 
  Those  [drugs]  she  has  Will  stupefy  and  dull  the 
  sense  a  while  --Shak. 
 
  Use  and  custom  have  so  dulled  our  eyes.  --Trench. 
 
  3.  To  render  dim  or  obscure;  to  sully;  to  tarnish.  ``Dulls 
  the  mirror.''  --Bacon. 
 
  4.  To  deprive  of  liveliness  or  activity;  to  render  heavy;  to 
  make  inert;  to  depress;  to  weary;  to  sadden. 
 
  Attention  of  mind  .  .  .  wasted  or  dulled  through 
  continuance.  --Hooker. 




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