benumb definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To make numb, especially by cold.
    • In Order To Make sedentary; dull: "The anesthetic mid-day benumbs, sickens our sensory faculties” ( Karl Shapiro). See Synonyms at daze.
    • To make torpid; to deprive of feeling or sensibility; to stupefy.
  • verb:
    • To make numb, as by cool or anesthetic.
    • To deaden.
    • make numb or insensitive
  • others:
    • Benumbed.
    • to create torpid; deprive of sensation: as, a hand or foot benumbed by cool.
    • To stupefy; render sedentary.

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