Numb

numb

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.

2. Producing numbness; benumbing; as, the numb, cold night.

Origin: OE. Nume, nome, prop, seized, taken, p. P. Of nimen to take, AS. Niman, p. P. Numen. 7. See Nimble, Nomad, and cf. Benumb.


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