Etymology
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numbness (n.)

"state or condition of being numb," 1570s, from numb (adj.) + -ness.

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Definitions of numbness

numbness (n.)
partial or total lack of sensation in a part of the body; a symptom of nerve damage or dysfunction;
numbness (n.)
the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally;
Synonyms: apathy / indifference / spiritlessness
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