Numb Definition

nŭm
numbed, numbest, numbing, numbs
adjective
numbest
Weakened in or deprived of the power of feeling or moving; benumbed; deadened; insensible.
Numb with cold, numb with grief.
Webster's New World
Emotionally unresponsive; indifferent.
Numb to yet another appeal.
American Heritage
Having the nature of numbness.
A numb feeling.
Webster's New World
The definition of numb is someone or something without feeling or unable to move.
An example of numb used as an adjective is numb cheek, how a cheek feels after an injection of novocaine by a dentist.
YourDictionary

Not able to react, surprised, shocked.

Wiktionary
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verb
numbed, numbing, numbs
To make or become numb.
American Heritage
To make numb.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:

Other Word Forms of Numb

Adjective

Base Form:
numb
Comparative:
number
Superlative:
numbest

Origin of Numb

  • Middle English nome variant of nomin past participle of nimen to seize from Old English niman nem- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the past participle of nim.

    From Wiktionary

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