numb «nuhm», adjective, verb.
having lost the power of feeling or moving: »

My fingers are numb with cold.

SYNONYM(S): deadened, insensible, benumbed.
1. to make numb: »

arms and ankles,…numbed and stiff with…binding (Daniel Defoe).

2. Figurative. to dull the feelings of: »

The old lady was numbed with grief when her bird died.

[Middle English nome < Old English numen, past participle of niman to take, seize]
numb´ly, adverb.
numb´ness, noun.

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