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blunt

Forensics
Referring to an object—in particular one used to strike blows against a person—which causes flatter wounds with broader regional tissue damage than that caused by a sharp object.
 
Medspeak
See Blunt dissection.
 
Vox populi
Curt, frank, coarse, rude, brusque, candid.

blunt

(blŭnt)
1. Of surgical instruments, having a smooth or rounded end.
2. Having no sharp angles, edges, or points.
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The rating scores of health-related words were entered into a 2 (HA: HHA, LHA) x 2 (coping: blunter, monitor) ANOVA.
The African Development Bank has agreed to grant Malawi a financial assistance totaling $45.5 millions to implement the second stage of the National Program to promote and develop its water sector.a The bank's statement published today in Blunter said the assistance consists of a loan of $24 million, a grant of $17 million from the African Development Fund and an other of 5.52 million euros from the Credit Fund for rural water supply and sewage system.a Malawi's Water Development Program aims to improve water supply to 500 thousand people countrywide and to rehabilitate water system in the Blunter and the capital Lilongwe.
McLennan was blunter. "Some goalies are crazy," he said, then added, "but I am not."
Commissioner Jack Ebeler suggested Medicare "may need blunter instruments for slowing the growth," but also added that the health program should not do anything to lose "an extraordinarily valuable benefit."
Commissioner Jack Ebeler suggested that Medicare "may need blunter instruments for slowing the growth," but also added that the health program should not do anything to lose "an extraordinarily valuable benefit."
It has only protected the privileged from its blunter abuses.
The guitarists suffer the most - the razor-sharp riffs that introduced the original versions of songs like Start Me Up, Brown Sugar and Jumpin' Jack Flash are blunter, downright ragged in places, and put into perspective by Buddy Guy's searing guest spot on Muddy Waters' Champagne and Reefer.
A similar point applies with regard to fiscal policy, an intrinsically blunter instrument than monetary policy.
While shorter and blunter than Flinn's book, this account by Opera News features editor Kellow is filled with personal reminiscences from nearly 130 of Merman's friends, family members, and colleagues that make pivotal moments come alive.
A second Hamas spokesman, Ismail Radwan, was blunter. "Whenever the United States sees that the Palestinians are about to achieve a unity agreement, it sends Condoleezza Rice to the region, or publicly announces sending weapons and money to Abbas, because it does not want unity among the Palestinians."
courts." (According to Arrigo, one of the military psychologists was even blunter, declaring: "We've taken an oath to our commander-in-chief.") Then, when Arrigo argued for an appendix of case histories that would clearly illustrate some examples of banned behavior, such as water-boarding, an APA lawyer who was advising the panel rejected the idea, warning that such examples could be used in court against psychologists.
Another defense attorney is blunter. "We don't lynch black people outside of Mississippi courthouses anymore," he says.