Last modified on 22 July 2014, at 23:34

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From the past participle of nim.

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numb (comparative number, superlative numbest)

  1. Without the power of sensation and motion or feeling; insensible.
  2. Not able to react, surprised, shocked.
  3. Causing numbness.
    • Shakespeare
      All thin and naked to the numb cold night.

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numb (third-person singular simple present numbs, present participle numbing, simple past and past participle numbed)

  1. (transitive) To cause to become numb.
    The dentist gave me novocaine to numb my tooth before drilling, thank goodness.

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