Definitions for numbnʌm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

numbnʌm(adj.; v.)numb•er, numb•est

  1. (adj.)deprived of sensation, as by anesthesia:

    fingers numb with cold.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Pathology

  2. incapable of feeling emotion.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. (v.t.)to make numb.

Origin of numb:

1400–50; late ME nome lit., taken, seized, var. of nomen, numen, OE numen, ptp. of niman to take; see nim

numb′ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. asleep(p), benumbed, numb(adj)

    lacking sensation

    "my foot is asleep"; "numb with cold"

  2. dead(p), numb(p)(adj)

    (followed by `to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive

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

  3. numb(verb)

    so frightened as to be unable to move; stunned or paralyzed with terror; petrified

    "too numb with fear to move"

  4. numb, benumb, blunt, dull(verb)

    make numb or insensitive

    "The shock numbed her senses"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. numb(adjective)ʌm

    (of a part of the body) unable to feel anything

    Her hands were numb with cold.

  2. numbʌm

    (of a person) unable to feel any emotion

    For days after she left, he felt numb.; She stared numbly out the window.

Wiktionary

  1. numb(Verb)

    To cause to become numb.

    The dentist gave me novocaine to numb my tooth before drilling, thank goodness.

  2. numb(Adjective)

    Without the power of sensation and motion or feeling; insensible.

  3. numb(Adjective)

    Who not able to react, surprised, shocked

  4. Origin: From the past participle of nim

Webster Dictionary

  1. Numb(adj)

    enfeebled in, or destitute of, the power of sensation and motion; rendered torpid; benumbed; insensible; as, the fingers or limbs are numb with cold

  2. Numb(adj)

    producing numbness; benumbing; as, the numb, cold night

  3. Numb(verb)

    to make numb; to deprive of the power of sensation or motion; to render senseless or inert; to deaden; to benumb; to stupefy

Freebase

  1. Numb

    "Numb" is a song by rock band U2. It is the third track from their 1993 album Zooropa and was released in June 1993 as the album's first single. The song features a monotonous mantra of "don't" commands spoken by guitarist The Edge amidst a backdrop of various sound effects and samples. The noisy composition and lyrical concept for "Numb" were inspired by the theme of sensory overload, which had prominently been incorporated into the Zoo TV Tour. U2 lead vocalist Bono and drummer Larry Mullen, Jr. provided backing vocals on the track. "Numb" originated as a discarded song from the Achtung Baby recording sessions called "Down All the Days." While recording Zooropa, the band transformed the song with mixing assistance from co-producer Flood, the addition of keyboards and samples by co-producer Brian Eno, and the addition of The Edge's monotone vocals. The song was released as a VHS single, featuring a music video directed by Kevin Godley, but it did not attain widespread commercial success. U2 added "Numb" to their live setlists after resuming their Zoo TV Tour in May 1993.


Translations for numb

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

numb(adjective)

not able to feel or move

My arm has gone numb; She was numb with cold.

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