Middle English Dictionary Entry

blē̆nden v.(1)
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

(a) To deprive (sb.) of vision, make blind; ~ sight; (b) to grow blind, lose (one's) eyesight; (c) to impair or obscure vision; ~ eies, ~ sight; dazzle (sb.); (d) to blindfold (sb.).
(a) To impair or destroy (someone's) insight, discernment, moral sense, or natural feeling; ~ sight; ~ herte; befuddle, mislead, delude; (b) to lose one's insight or moral sense; grow spiritually blind; ben blent; -- also refl.
(a) To obscure or conceal (sth.); (b) to dull or mitigate (suffering).