from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being benumbed; absence of sensation or feeling.

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  • noun The state or quality of being benumbed.


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  • When there is a benumbedness, or searedness, upon the grand principle of spiritual sense, so that, as it is expressed in

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. VI.

  • There is a peace of conscience which is a disease of conscience, a benumbedness of conscience, or a sleep of conscience, when men walk in the imagination of their own hearts, and flatter themselves in their own eyes, will not trouble themselves with the apprehension of the wrath of God.

    The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning


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