Definition of numbing
: tending or serving to make numb or spiritless losing by a numbing margin a numbing lecture
Examples of numbing in a Sentence
an utterly numbing class in statistics
the numbing air of that wintry morning
Recent Examples of numbing from the Web
Along with the fireworks there were actual fires, blasts of smoke, streams of confetti, retina-blurring lighting, spastic animations, brain-numbing predictability and very bad singing.
There’s the numbing violence of the sociopaths the business attracts.
Reports of torture, disappearances, and the destruction of property emerge with numbing frequency.
Most times a dermatologist will apply a strong numbing cream before using the laser.
A numbing number of hook shots and almost no threes.
After five hours in body-numbing conditions, the rescuers returned with the victim, who had died on trek back to camp.
The verbose discussions in this cerebral movie reach numbing proportions.
A willingness to break out of an assembly-line format that has become numbing: talking heads describing developments in the case, intercut with often cheesy re-enactments.
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