- 1numb something to make a part of your body unable to feel anything, for example because of cold His fingers were numbed with the cold.
- 2numb somebody to make someone unable to feel, think, or react in a normal way, for example because of an emotional shock synonym stun We sat there in silence, numbed by the shock of her death.
NAmE//nʌm//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they numb
he / she / it numbs
past simple numbed
-ing form numbing