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  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. 




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