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verb [transitive] numb pronunciation in British English /nʌm/ 
Word Forms
present tense
present participlenumbing
past tensenumbed
past participlenumbed

Related meanings

  1. 1
    to make a part of your body lose its ability to feel

    The heavy blow had numbed his arm.

    1. a.
      to cause a very strong feeling of pain to disappear or become weaker

      An injection soon numbed the pain.

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