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numb

numb

 
pronunciation:
nuhm
parts of speech:
adjective, verb
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not able to feel; lacking in feeling or movement.
After swimming in the cold lake, my body felt numb.
similar words:
asleep, frozen, insensitive
definition 2: not able to act or feel in a normal way.
He was numb for weeks after his dog died.
similar words:
dazed
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: numbed, numbing, numbs
definition: to cause to become numb, or to become numb.
The dentist numbed the area around my tooth before starting to drill.My tooth numbed after the shot.
synonyms:
deaden
similar words:
dull, paralyze, stun
derivations: numbly (adv.), numbness (n.)
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  • numbness:
    the state of being numb.
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