numb - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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present tense
present participlenumbing
past tensenumbed
past participlenumbed
  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
  2. 2
    to make someone unable to react or to show emotion, often because of an extreme shock