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Definition of numb verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    numb

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//nʌm//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they numb
     
    he / she / it numbs
     
    past simple numbed
     
    -ing form numbing
     
     
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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