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Definition 1: make numb or insensitive - [verb of perception]

Samples where numb or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The shock numbed her senses

Synonyms for numb in the sense of this definition

(numb is a kind of ...) cause not to be sensitive

"The war desensitized many soldiers" "The photographic plate was desensitized"

Definition 2: so frightened as to be unable to move; stunned or paralyzed with terror; petrified - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where numb or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • too numb with fear to move

(numb is similar to ...) filled with fear or apprehension

"afraid even to turn his head" "suddenly looked afraid" "afraid for his life" "afraid of snakes" "afraid to ask questions"

Definition 3: lacking sensation - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where numb or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • my foot is asleep
  • numb with cold

Synonyms for numb in the sense of this definition

(numb is similar to ...) incapable of physical sensation

"insensible to pain" "insensible earth"

Definition 4: (followed by `to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where numb or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • passersby were dead to our plea for help
  • numb to the cries for mercy

Synonyms for numb in the sense of this definition

(numb is similar to ...) deficient in human sensibility; not mentally or morally sensitive

"insensitive to the needs of the patients"

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