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Definition of numb adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1if a part of your body is numb, you cannot feel anything in it, for example because of cold to be/go numb numb with cold I just came back from the dentist and my face is still numb.
  2. 2unable to feel, think, or react in the normal way He felt numb with shock. see also numbing
    adverb Her life would never be the same again, she realized numbly.
    noun [uncountable] pain and numbness in my fingers He was still in a state of numbness and shock from the accident.
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