Numb


Numb
Numb Numb (n[u^]m), a. [OE. nume, nome, prop., seized, taken, p. p. of nimen to take, AS. niman, p. p. numen. [root]7. See {Nimble}, {Nomad}, and cf. {Benumb}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Enfeebled in, or destitute of, the power of sensation and motion; rendered torpid; benumbed; insensible; as, the fingers or limbs are numb with cold. ``A stony image, cold and numb.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Producing numbness; benumbing; as, the numb, cold night. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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