from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Deprived of the power to feel or move normally; benumbed: toes numb with cold; too numb with fear to cry out.
- adj. Emotionally unresponsive; indifferent: numb to yet another appeal.
- transitive v. To make or become numb.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Without the power of sensation and motion or feeling; insensible.
- adj. Not able to react, surprised, shocked
- v. To cause to become numb.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Enfeebled in, or destitute of, the power of sensation and motion; rendered torpid; benumbed; insensible.
- adj. Producing numbness; benumbing.
- transitive v. To make numb; to deprive of the power of sensation or motion; to render senseless or inert; to deaden; to benumb; to stupefy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Taken; seized.
- Deprived of the power of sensation, as from a stoppage of the circulation; torpid; hence, stupefied; powerless to feel or act: as, fingers numb with cold; numb senses.
- Producing numbness; benumbing.
- Synonyms Benumbed, deadened, paralyzed, insensible.
- To deprive of the power of sensation; dull tho sense of feeling in; benumb; render torpid.
- To render dull; deaden; stupefy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. so frightened as to be unable to move; stunned or paralyzed with terror; petrified
- adj. (followed by `to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive
- adj. lacking sensation
- v. make numb or insensitive
Middle English nome, variant of nomin, past participle of nimen, to seize, from Old English niman; see nem- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the past participle of nim (Wiktionary)