convert (metallic mercury) into a grey powder consisting of minute globules, as by shaking with chalk or fatty oil
make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation; "Terror blunted her feelings"; "deaden a sound"
become lifeless, less lively, intense, or active; lose life, force, or vigor
make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible; "muffle the message"
lessen the momentum or velocity of; "deaden a ship's headway"
make vapid or deprive of spirit; "deadened wine"
cut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients; "girdle the plant"
lacking a cutting edge
slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity; "so dense he never understands anything I say to him"; "never met anyone quite so dim"; "although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick"- Thackeray; "dumb officials make some really dumb decisions"; "he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse"; "worked with the slow students"
lacking in insight or discernment; "too obtuse to grasp the implications of his behavior"; "a purblind oligarchy that flatly refused to see that history was condemning it to the dustbin"- Jasper Griffin
of an angle; between 90 and 180 degrees
(of a leaf shape) rounded at the apex
reject outright and bluntly; "She snubbed his proposal"
refuse to acknowledge; "She cut him dead at the meeting"
a refusal to recognize someone you know; "the snub was clearly intentional"
an instance of driving away or warding off
unusually short; "a snub nose"
devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment; "the blunt truth"; "the crude facts"; "facing the stark reality of the deadline"
providing no shelter or sustenance; "bare rocky hills"; "barren lands"; "the bleak treeless regions of the high Andes"; "the desolate surface of the moon"; "a stark landscape"
without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers;
complete or extreme; "stark poverty"; "a stark contrast"