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re-tundō rettudī or retudī, tūsus or tūnsus, ere,

to beat back, blunt, dull: ferrum: in Massagetas ferrum, H.: gladios in rem p. destrictos: coniurationis tela.—Fig., to blunt, dull, deaden, weaken, restrain, check, repress: (censori stili) mucronem: animum, T.: impetum erumpentium, L.: Aetolorum linguas, silence, L.: superbiam, Ph.

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