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benumbed


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Benumb  \Be*numb"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Benumbed};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Benumbing}.]  [OE.  binomen  p.  p.  of  binimen  to  take  away 
  AS  beniman  pref.  be  +  niman  to  take  See  {Numb},  a.,  and 
  cf  {Benim}.] 
  To  make  torpid;  to  deprive  of  sensation  or  sensibility;  to 
  stupefy;  as  a  hand  or  foot  benumbed  by  cold. 
 
  The  creeping  death  benumbed  her  senses  first  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Benumbed  \Be*numbed"\,  a. 
  Made  torpid;  numbed;  stupefied;  deadened;  as  a  benumbed  body 
  and  mind.  --  {Be*numbed"ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  benumbed 
  adj  1:  lacking  sensation;  "my  foot  is  asleep";  "numb  with  cold" 
  [syn:  {asleep(p)},  {numb}] 
  2:  having  lost  or  been  caused  to  lose  interest  because  of 
  overexposure;  "the  mind  of  the  audience  is  becoming 
  dulled";  "the  benumbed  intellectual  faculties  can  no 
  longer  respond"  [syn:  {dulled}] 




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