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Dull, vb. 1) to make insensible, to deprive of fine feeling: “--ed and cloyed with gracious favours,” H5 II, 2, 9. “do not d. thy palm with entertainment of each new-hatched comrade,” Hml. I, 3, 64.
2) to benumb, to stupify: “attached with weariness to the --ing of my spirits,” Tp. III, 3, 6. “will stupify and d. the sense awhile,” Cymb. I, 5, 37.
3) to weary, to bore: “I would not d. you with my song,” Sonn. 102, 14.
4) to make inert and lazy: “peace itself should not so d. a kingdom,” H5 II, 4, 16. “d. not device by coldness and delay,” Oth. II, 3, 394.
5) to make stupid: “that overgoes my blunt invention quite, --ing my lines and doing me disgrace,” Sonn. 103, 8.
6) to blunt: “borrowing --s the edge of husbandry,” Hml. I, 3, 77.
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