numb numb  /ˈnəm/


  1. (v) make numb or insensitive
  2. (adj) lacking sensation
  3. (adj) (followed by `to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive
  4. (adj) so frightened as to be unable to move; stunned or paralyzed with terror; petrified



  1. But they came, and we went numb.
  2. The end result: Redheads dread their excruciating dental work, while others just get numb cheeks a minor inconvenience.
  3. At the end, Tony is as he was at the beginning: his development and degeneration are horrifyingly predictable; his death evokes not fear or pity, but numb relief.


  • New Video: Yakima business owners dealing with impact of fire

    Wed, 12 Jun 2013 22:40:10 GMT Yakima Herald-Republic YAKIMA, Wash. — The owners of two local businesses say they are still processing their thoughts about the early-morning fire that damaged much of their building. “You’re just numb,” said Leslie Paddock, who runs Geppetto’s Italian Bistro with her husband,...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Yakima Herald-Republic


  1. Asked what his message would be to Sir Bobby and his family, Gascoigne said: "I love him and his wife Elsie - I'll always be there for her. I'm sort of numb, I want to go up and see his wife Elsie but it's a difficult situation for everyone. I'm...
    on Jul 31, 2009 By: Paul Gascoigne Source: Belfast Telegraph

  2. "I'm numb right now," coach Bob McKillop said.
    on Mar 23, 2008 By: Bob McKillop Source: ESPN

  3. "Once your face gets a little numb you feel fine," Campbell said. "The ears were cold a little bit, maybe a little frostbite on them, but that's all right."
    on Dec 31, 2007 By: Brian Campbell Source:

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