Definitions for numbnʌm
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
numbnʌm(adj.; v.)numb•er, numb•est
(adj.)deprived of sensation, as by anesthesia:
fingers numb with cold.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Pathology
incapable of feeling emotion.
Category: Common Vocabulary
(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
asleep(p), benumbed, numb(adj)
"my foot is asleep"; "numb with cold"
(followed by `to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive
"passersby were dead to our plea for help"; "numb to the cries for mercy"
so frightened as to be unable to move; stunned or paralyzed with terror; petrified
"too numb with fear to move"
numb, benumb, blunt, dull(verb)
make numb or insensitive
"The shock numbed her senses"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
(of a part of the body) unable to feel anything
Her hands were numb with cold.
(of a person) unable to feel any emotion
For days after she left, he felt numb.; She stared numbly out the window.
To cause to become numb.
The dentist gave me novocaine to numb my tooth before drilling, thank goodness.
Without the power of sensation and motion or feeling; insensible.
Who not able to react, surprised, shocked
Origin: From the past participle of nim
enfeebled in, or destitute of, the power of sensation and motion; rendered torpid; benumbed; insensible; as, the fingers or limbs are numb with cold
producing numbness; benumbing; as, the numb, cold night
to make numb; to deprive of the power of sensation or motion; to render senseless or inert; to deaden; to benumb; to stupefy
Translations for numb
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
not able to feel or move
My arm has gone numb; She was numb with cold.
- حَدِر، فاقِد الحِسArabic
- entorpecidoPortuguese (BR)
- ochromený, zkřehlýCzech
- entumecido, insensibleSpanish
- tuim, kangeEstonian
- dofinn, tilfinningalausIcelandic
- intorpidito, intirizzitoItalian
- (손발이) 저린, 언, 마비된Korean
- nutirpęs, sustiręs, nustėręsLithuanian
- nejutīgs; notirpisLatvian
- følelsesløs, stiv av kuldeNorwegian
- ścierpnięty, skostniałyPolish
- онемелый; окоченевшийRussian
- domnad, stelSwedish
- uyşuk, uyuşmuş, hissizleşmişTurkish
- 麻木的Chinese (Trad.)
- заціпенілий, онімілийUkrainian
- بے حس، سُنUrdu
- tê cóng; chết lặngVietnamese
- 麻木的Chinese (Simp.)
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