To Hebétate. v.a. [hebeto, Latin; hebeter, French.] To dull; to blunt; to stupify.
The eye, especially if hebetated, might cause the same perception. Harvey on Consumptions.
Beef may confer a robustness on the limbs of my son, but will hebetate and clog his intellectuals. Arb. and Pope's M. Scrib.