numb


numb
numbly, adv.numbness, n.
/num/, adj. number, numbest, v.
adj.
1. deprived of physical sensation or the ability to move: fingers numb with cold.
2. manifesting or resembling numbness: a numb sensation.
3. incapable of action or of feeling emotion; enervated; prostrate: numb with grief.
4. lacking or deficient in emotion or feeling; indifferent: She was numb to their pleas for mercy.
v.t.
5. to make numb.
[1400-50; late ME nome lit., taken, seized, var. of nomen, numen, OE numen, ptp. of niman to take, NIM1]

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