WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
numb /nʌm/USA pronunciation   adj.,  -er, -est, v. 
  1. Pathologyincapable of feeling sensations, as if under the effects of anesthesia:fingers that were numb with cold.
  2. empty of emotion;
    stunned:felt numb with grief.

v. [+ object]
  1. to make numb.
numb•ing, adj. 
numb•ly, adv. 
numb•ness, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
numb  (num),USA pronunciation adj.  -er, -est, v. 
  1. Pathologydeprived 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;
    prostrate:numb with grief.
  4. lacking or deficient in emotion or feeling;
    indifferent:She was numb to their pleas for mercy.

  1. to make numb.
numbly, adv. 
numbness, n. 
  • late Middle English nome literally, taken, seized, variant of nomen, numen, Old English numen, past participle of niman to take, nim1 1400–50

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