Numb

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Definition

to numb: to paralyse, to stun, to desensitize
verb
We will give you an anesthetic to numb your body before the surgery. After the anesthetic you won't feel anything.

numb: unfeeling, desensitized, paralysed, deadened
adjective
It is so cold outside. I think my face is numb. I can't feel anything at all.

Pronunciation examples
UK: We will give you an anaesthetic to numb your finger.
US: It was so cold in Iceland that my toes were numb.

Examples

  • "We will be using a local anesthetic to numb your gums, so please let us know if you are allergic to any medication."
  • "I like to send people a stream - or should I say glacier - of passive-aggressive e-mails until the person becomes numb and confused and eventually falls into a frozen lake."

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