From the past participle of nim. The 'b' is a later addition to the spelling; it is not pronounced, and did not appear in the original word.
- Without the power of sensation and motion or feeling; insensible.
- Not able to react, surprised, shocked.
- Causing numbness.
- All thin and naked to the numb cold night.
without the power of sensation
- (transitive) To cause to become numb.
- The dentist gave me novocaine to numb my tooth before drilling, thank goodness.
to cause to become numb