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ob-surdesco , dŭi, 3,
I.v. inch. n., to become deaf (class.).
I. Lit.: “hoc sonitu oppletae aures hominum obsurduerunt,Cic. Rep. 6, 18, 19: si sapiens excaecatur, obsurdescat, etc., Aug. Civ. Dei, 19, 4, 4.—
II. Trop., to be deaf, not to give ear: “obsurdescimus nescio quo modo, nec ea, quae ab (naturā) monemur, audimus,Cic. Lael. 24, 88: obsurduerunt aures hominum ad tam salutaria praecepta, Ambros. de Tobia, 3, 9.
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