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Adjective: dulled  dúld
  1. Having lost or been caused to lose interest because of overexposure
    "the mind of the audience is becoming dulled";
    - benumbed
     
  2. Made dull or blunt
    - blunted
     
  3. Deprived of colour
    "colours dulled by too much sun";
    - greyed [Brit, Cdn], grayed [US]
Verb: dull  dúl
  1. Make dull in appearance
    "Age had dulled the surface"
     
  2. Become dull or lusterless in appearance; lose shine or brightness
    "the varnished table top dulled with time"
     
  3. Deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping
    - muffle, mute, damp, dampen, tone down
     
  4. Make numb or insensitive
    "The shock dulled her senses";
    - numb, benumb, blunt
     
  5. Make dull or blunt
    "Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge";
    - blunt
     
  6. Become less interesting or attractive
    - pall
     
  7. Make less lively or vigorous
    "Middle age dulled her appetite for travel"

See also: colorless [US], colourless [Brit, Cdn], dull, uninterested

Type of: alter, change, desensitise [Brit], desensitize, modify, soften, weaken

Antonym: sharpen

Encyclopedia: Dull, Perth & Kinross