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dull the edge of

Definition of dull the edge of in English:

Cause to be less keenly felt; reduce the intensity or effectiveness of: she’d have to find something to dull the edges of the pain
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  • However, vibrant as this movement was, the slow and insidious process of co-option began to dull the edge of militancy.
  • A life-threatening crash could not dull the edge of his commitment, and still he cannot walk away completely.
  • In fact, his character is an example how overexposure dulls the edge of comedy.
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Pronunciation: ôrˈTHōəpē
noun
the correct or accepted pronunciation of words