adjective, numb·er, numb·est.
verb (used with object)
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Origin of numb
OTHER WORDS FROM numbnumbly, adverbnumbness, nounhalf-numb, adjectiveun·numbed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for numb
To keep the blood flow going, she releases saliva from the hypopharynx, which contains a tranquilizer to numb sensation.Evolution made mosquitos into stealthy, sensitive vampires|Erica McAlister|October 15, 2020|Popular Science
Some people prefer to use numbing cream, but no anesthesia is required and discomfort is minor.
The itching was so bad that I put ice cubes in my leggings in hopes of numbing the bites enough so I could sleep.
Have I got shot up with painkillers and Xylocaine and different things to numb areas so I can play?
But a fleeting impression suggests that rap has a tendency rather to numb as, for all I know, narcotics might.Tupac and Murray Kempton: The Godfather Who Wore Tweed|Michael Daly|June 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Neubauer says that she was numb and disoriented and scared to talk to the police.Spies, Lies, and Rape in the Air Force: An Undercover Agent's Story|Jacob Siegel|March 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
People are numb to these comments because of the Phil Robertson uproar.Why ‘The Bachelor’ Star’s Anti-Gay Comments Got a Pass, But ‘Duck Dynasty’ Didn't|Dean Obeidallah|January 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It takes several close calls month-after-month to get truly hardened, or numb, in places like Fallujah, Khost, or Helmand.
They saw a fire which a squad of the recruits had kindled near the river, to warm their numb hands.A Dream of Empire|William Henry Venable
The numb, fleshless fingers could hardly guide, or even wield the ax.History of the Donner Party|C.F. McGlashan
But Winnie's numb brain was on another tack; she did not pursue the implications of Mrs. O'Leary's remark.Mrs. Maxon Protests|Anthony Hope
He understood that perfectly, yet he was too numb to grieve just now.In And Out|Edgar Franklin
Silverthorn was numb from sleeping in a cramped posture and without covering; but a deeper chill shook him at these words.