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blunting

a decrease in the intensity of emotional expression from the level one would normally expect as a reaction to a specific situation. It is the opposite of overreaction and may be marked by apathy, minimal response, or indifference.
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To understand what makes these materials give way when they finally do, the team found X-ray evidence that thousands of minuscule voids--the result of blunting of submicroscopic cracks--set the stage for the failure.
Bard will include a reference to Bio-Plexus and Punctur-Guard internal blunting technology on its packaging and labeling for the Safety Excalibur Introducer.
Independent evidence of effectiveness is a key differentiating factor in the selection of safer needles, and Bio-Plexus internal blunting technology has proven its superiority," Sutton added.