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From Middle High German blenden, from Old High German blenten, from Proto-Germanic *blandijaną, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰlendʰ-. Cognate with Dutch blenden, Old English blendan.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈblɛndən/, [ˈblɛndn̩]
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  • Hyphenation: blen‧den

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blenden (third-person singular simple present blendet, past tense blendete, past participle geblendet, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive or intransitive) to dazzle; to blind (confuse someone’s sight by means of excessive brightness)
  2. (usually intransitive, figuratively) to show off; to pose (try to make an impression on someone by behaving affectedly and/or overstating one’s achievements)
  3. (transitive, literary, chiefly historical) to blind (punish someone by making them blind)

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