Definition of Numb

1. Verb. Make numb or insensitive. "The performance is likely to numb Sue"; "The shock numbed her senses"

Exact synonyms: Benumb, Blunt, Dull
Generic synonyms: Desensitise, Desensitize



2. Adjective. Lacking sensation. "Numb with cold"
Exact synonyms: Asleep, Benumbed
Similar to: Insensible
Derivative terms: Numbness

3. Adjective. (followed by 'to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive. "Numb to the cries for mercy"
Exact synonyms: Dead
Similar to: Insensitive
Derivative terms: Deadness, Numbness

4. Adjective. So frightened as to be unable to move; stunned or paralyzed with terror; petrified. "Too numb with fear to move"
Similar to: Afraid

Definition of Numb

1. a. 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. v. t. To make numb; to deprive of the power of sensation or motion; to render senseless or inert; to deaden; to benumb; to stupefy.

Definition of Numb

1. Adjective. Without the power of sensation and motion or feeling; insensible. ¹

2. Adjective. Who not able to react, surprised, shocked ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To cause to become numb. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Numb

1. lacking sensation [adj NUMBER, NUMBEST] / to make numb [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: numb

Medical Definition of Numb

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. "A stony image, cold and numb." 2. Producing numbness; benumbing; as, the numb, cold night. Origin: OE. Nume, nome, prop, seized, taken, p. P. Of nimen to take, AS. Niman, p. P. Numen. 7. See Nimble, Nomad, and cf. Benumb. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Numb

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