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Definition of "numb" []

  • Deprived of the power to feel or move normally; benumbed: toes numb with cold; too numb with fear to cry out. (adjective)
  • Emotionally unresponsive; indifferent: numb to yet another appeal. (adjective)
  • To make or become numb. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "numb" in a sentence
  • "She was flushed, sweating, her expression numb with fear."
  • "In David Hewson’s masterful new novel of suspense, Detective Nic Costa, numb from the recent death of his wife, finds himself and his fellow detectives drawn into a strange and terrifying limbothe first of Dante’s nine circles of Hell."
  • "In those chill early hours we slept little, huddling together in numb misery and waiting for the sunrise in order to get warm."