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Adjective: numb (number,numbest)  núm
  1. Lacking sensation
    "numb with cold";
    - asleep, benumbed
     
  2. (followed by 'to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive
    "numb to the cries for mercy";
    - dead
     
  3. So frightened as to be unable to move; stunned or paralysed with terror; petrified
    "too numb with fear to move"
Verb: numb  núm
  1. Make numb or insensitive
    "The shock numbed her senses";
    - benumb, blunt, dull

Derived forms: number, numbed, numbs, numbest, numbing

See also: afraid, 'fraid [non-standard], insensible, insensitive

Type of: desensitise [Brit], desensitize

Encyclopedia: Numb