blunting


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal.
Related to blunting: flattened affect

blunting

[′blən·tiŋ]
(design engineering)
Slightly rounding a cutting edge to reduce the probability of edge chipping.
References in periodicals archive ?
While materials investigators had previously noted blunting at crack tips in some soft solids, the DuPont-Cornell team has identified a new mechanism of crack propagation that incorporates blunting.