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Not able to react, surprised, shocked.
Middle English nome variant of nomin past participle of nimen to seize from Old English niman nem- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From the past participle of nim.
Her legs were so numb that she staggered and grabbed the stirrup.
Her clothes were soaking wet and her backside was numb with cold.
He wasn't trying to numb the pain.
Gabriel stood for a long moment, numb, and then flung a knife into the forest with a roar.
His arms felt numb, his legs almost gave way, it seemed to him that he was tired out.
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