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numb

adjective \ˈnəm\

: unable to feel anything in a particular part of your body because of cold, injury, etc.

: unable to think, feel, or react normally because of something that shocks or upsets you

Full Definition of NUMB

1
:  devoid of sensation especially as a result of cold or anesthesia
2
:  devoid of emotion :  indifferent
numb transitive verb
numb·ly \ˈnəm-lē\ adverb
numb·ness noun

Examples of NUMB

  1. The side of my face was still numb an hour after the surgery.
  2. I had a numb feeling in my toes.
  3. It was so cold that my fingers went numb.
  4. A stroke can cause one side of your body to go numb.
  5. Her son had died and she just felt numb.
  6. He stood there numb with fear.

Origin of NUMB

Middle English nomen, from past participle of nimen to take — more at nim
First Known Use: 14th century
NUMB Defined for Kids

1numb

adjective \ˈnəm\

Definition of NUMB for Kids

1
:  unable to feel anything especially because of cold <My toes are numb.>
2
:  unable to think, feel, or react normally (as because of great fear, surprise, or sadness) <For the first few days after she left, I felt numb … — Sharon Creech, Walk Two Moons>
numb·ly adverb <He nodded numbly.>
numb·ness noun

2numb

verb
numbednumb·ing

Definition of NUMB for Kids

:  to make or become unable to feel pain or touch <The cold numbed my face.>
Medical Dictionary

numb

adjective \ˈnəm\

Medical Definition of NUMB

:  devoid of sensation especially as a result of cold or anesthesia

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