- 1 if 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.
- 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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