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[ nuhm-ing ]
/ ˈnʌm ɪŋ /


causing numbness or insensibility; stupefying: the numbing effects of grief; a story repeated with numbing regularity.

Nearby words

numberplate, numbers, numbers game, numbers pool, numbfish, numbing, numbingly, numbles, numbly, numbness, numbnuts

Origin of numbing

First recorded in 1625–35; numb + -ing2
Related formsnumb·ing·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for numbingly

  • The din of raucous and numbingly repetitive music reverberates through the smoke-enshrouded joint.

    After the Rain|Sam Vaknin