BLUNT, adjective [from the root of Gr.to dull.]
1. Having a thick edge or point, as an instrument; dull; not sharp.
2. Dull in understanding; slow of discernment.
3. Abrupt in address; plain; unceremonious; wanting the forms of civility; rough in manners or speech.
4. Hard to penetrate. [Unusual.]
BLUNT, verb transitive To dull the edge or point, by making it thicker.
1. To repress or weaken any appetite, desire or power of the mind; to impair the force of any passion which affects the mind, or of any evil or good which affects the body; as, to blunt the edge of love, of pain, or of suffering.
Your ceaseless endeavors will be exerted to blunt the stings of pain.