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Meaning of BENUMB

Pronunciation:  bi'num

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  make numb or insensitive; "The shock numbed her senses"

BENUMB is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: blunt, dull, numb
 See Also: desensitise, desensitize



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Be*numb"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Benumbed}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Benumbing}.] [OE. binomen, p. p. of binimen to take away,
AS. beniman; pref. be + niman to take. See {Numb}, a., and
cf. {Benim}.]
To make torpid; to deprive of sensation or sensibility; to
stupefy; as, a hand or foot benumbed by cold.

      The creeping death benumbed her senses first. --Dryden.

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