English adjective: numb
|1.||numb lacking sensation|
|Samples||My foot is asleep.|
Numb with cold.
|2.||numb (followed by `to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive|
|Samples||Passersby were dead to our plea for help.|
Numb to the cries for mercy.
|3.||numb so frightened as to be unable to move; stunned or paralyzed with terror; petrified|
|Samples||Too numb with fear to move.|
English verb: numb
|1.||numb (perception) make numb or insensitive|
|Samples||The shock numbed her senses.|
|Examples||The bad news will numb him, The performance is likely to numb Sue|
|Synonyms||benumb, blunt, dull|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody
|Broader (hypernym)||desensitise, desensitize|