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
Example sentences from the Web for numb
Some told community leaders they were overwhelmed by the speed of the processing lines, which left their hands numb.How the History of Waterloo, Iowa, Explains How Meatpacking Plants Became Hotbeds of COVID-19|by Bernice Yeung and Michael Grabell|December 21, 2020|ProPublica
Workers told advocates their hands were numb at the end of the day, and if they hurt themselves, they were forced to finish their shifts.As COVID-19 Ravaged This Iowa City, Officials Discovered Meatpacking Executives Were the Ones in Charge|by Michael Grabell and Bernice Yeung|December 21, 2020|ProPublica
A few minutes later, when his hands and left leg went numb, bleak thoughts began circulating in his mind.A high school football coach had a heart attack during a game, but didn’t leave until it was done|Kyle Melnick|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Westbrook said she is stepping up public education efforts, but she knows residents are somewhat numb to messages about masks, handwashing and staying home.At dinner parties and game nights, casual American life is fueling the coronavirus surge|Karin Brulliard|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
At least 90 percent of them do not respond, and I have sent so many that I tend to be numb if I don't get a response.Miss Manners: Does an online dating request deserve a reply to decline?|Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
Maria obeyed, but she did that numbly, without any realization of the task.By the Light of the Soul|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
She walked blindly, numbly to her room, assisted by her uncle, the Count.Graustark|George Barr McCutcheon
Numbly he recognized the countenances which were turned toward him.Beyond the Black River|Robert E. Howard
Shandor read, numbly, his mind twisting in protest as the picture unfolded.Bear Trap|Alan Edward Nourse
They knelt together, and Hyacinth, numbly indifferent, felt his hand grasped and held.Hyacinth|George A. Birmingham