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benumb (v.)

"deprive of sensation," late 15c., from be- + numb. Originally of mental states; of the physical body from 1520s. Related: Benumbed; benumbing.

updated on May 20, 2017

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Definitions of benumb from WordNet

benumb (v.)
make numb or insensitive;
Synonyms: numb / blunt / dull
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