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English verb: benumb

1. benumb (perception) make numb or insensitive

SamplesThe shock numbed her senses.

ExamplesThe bad news will benumb him, The performance is likely to benumb Sue

Synonymsblunt, dull, numb

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)desensitise, desensitize

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