- 1blunt something to make something weaker or less effective Age hadn't blunted his passion for adventure. Living alone in the country had blunted her wits.
- 2blunt something to make a point or an edge less sharp Word Origin Middle English (in the sense ‘dull, insensitive’): perhaps of Scandinavian origin and related to Old Norse blunda
BrE BrE//blʌnt//; NAmE NAmE//blʌnt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they blunt
BrE BrE//blʌnt//; NAmE NAmE//blʌnt//he / she / it blunts
BrE BrE//blʌnts//; NAmE NAmE//blʌnts//past simple blunted
BrE BrE//ˈblʌntɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈblʌntɪd//past participle blunted
BrE BrE//ˈblʌntɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈblʌntɪd//-ing form blunting
BrE BrE//ˈblʌntɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈblʌntɪŋ//