verb (used with object)
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Origin of benumb
OTHER WORDS FROM benumbbe·numbed·ness [bih-nuhmd-nis, -nuhm-id-], /bɪˈnʌmd nɪs, -ˈnʌm ɪd-/, nounbe·numb·ing·ly, adverbbe·numb·ment, nounun·be·numbed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for benumb
I saw this girl, eight or nine years old, all benumbed and nothing but skin and bone.
The words were a talisman on the benumbed faculties of Louis; he hastened forward, and threw himself into the carriage.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
The rest toiled on through swamps and mire, half-starved and benumbed with cold.The Political History of England - Vol. X.|William Hunt
The Thtre Franais, recently benumbed as with the quiet of the grave, became all at once a tumultuous battlefield.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 1 (of 4)|Richard Muther
The worst effects come last, when the brain is too benumbed to judge fairly of their harm.A Civic Biology|George William Hunter