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Definition of "benumbed" [be•numbed]

  • Simple past tense and past participle of benumb. (verb)
  • Lacking sensation; numb (adjective)
  • Lacking interest; dulled (adjective)

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Use "benumbed" in a sentence
  • "Nor are narcotics -- from narkosis, Greek for "benumbed" -- necessarily all about nodding."
  • "King responded to the salute from Obama with a kind of benumbed indifference, although later in the show he expressed oddly unctuous gratitude to fellow TV talker "Dr. Phil" McGraw, who popped into the studio for a folksy bye-bye."
  • "Besides, they were snarling all the time, and his benumbed and drowsy senses no longer took note of changing pitch and intensity."