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ex-surdo (exurdo ), āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. surdus, render deaf, to deafen (poet. and in post-Aug. prose).
II. Transf.
1. In gen., to stun, overcome with din: “aures curiae,Val. Max. 2, 2, 3: “turbida nec calamos exsurdant classica nostros,Calp. Ecl. 4, 131.—
2. Esp., of the taste, to dull, blunt: “vina palatum,Hor. S. 2, 8, 38.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (2):
    • Horace, Satires, 2.8.38
    • Valerius Maximus, Facta et Dicta Memorabilia, 2.2.3
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