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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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