Numb

Definition of Numb

Pronunciation: nŭmd
a.1.
1.Enfeebled in, or destitute of, the power of sensation and motion; rendered torpid; benumbed; insensible; as, the fingers or limbs are numb with cold.
2.Producing numbness; benumbing; as, the numb, cold night.
v. t.1.To make numb; to deprive of the power of sensation or motion; to render senseless or inert; to deaden; to benumb; to stupefy.
[imp. & p. p. Numbed (nŭmd); p. pr. & vb. n. Numbing (nŭm"ĭng).]
For lazy winter numbs the laboring hand.
- Dryden.
Like dull narcotics, numbing pain.
- Tennyson.

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