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Meaning of NUMB

Pronunciation:  num

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  so frightened as to be unable to move; stunned or paralyzed with terror; "petrified with fear"; "she was petrified by the eerie sound"; "too numb with fear to move"
  2. [adj]  lacking sensation; "my foot is asleep"; "numb with cold"
  3. [v]  make numb or insensitive; "The shock numbed her senses"

NUMB is a 4 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: afraid(p), asleep(p), benumb, benumbed, blunt, dull, insensible, petrified
 See Also: desensitise, desensitize



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Numb\, a. [OE. nume, nome, prop., seized, taken, p. p. of
    nimen to take, AS. niman, p. p. numen. [root]7. See {Nimble},
    {Nomad}, and cf. {Benumb}.]
    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.'' --Shak.
    2. Producing numbness; benumbing; as, the numb, cold night.
       [Obs.] --Shak.
  2. \Numb\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Numbed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To make numb; to deprive of the power of sensation or motion;
    to render senseless or inert; to deaden; to benumb; to
          For lazy winter numbs the laboring hand. --Dryden.
          Like dull narcotics, numbing pain.       --Tennyson.
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