benumbed


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be·numb

 (bĭ-nŭm′)
tr.v. be·numbed, be·numb·ing, be·numbs
1. To make numb, especially by cold.
2. To render senseless or inactive, as from shock or boredom: The dull skit benumbed the audience.

[Middle English binomen, from past participle of binimen, to take away, from Old English beniman : be-, away; see be- + niman, to take; see numb.]

be·numb′ment n.

benumbed

(bɪˈnʌmd)
adj
made numb; very coldshowing no feeling; stupefied
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.benumbed - lacking sensation; "my foot is asleep"; "numb with cold"
insensible - incapable of physical sensation; "insensible to pain"; "insensible earth"
2.benumbed - 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"
uninterested - not having or showing interest; "an uninterested spectator"

benumbed

adjective
Lacking responsiveness or alertness:
Translations

benumbed

[bɪˈnʌmd] ADJ (= cold) [person, fingers] → entumecido; (= frightened, shocked) → paralizado
References in classic literature ?
There he sat quite benumbed and motionless; one would have imagined he was frozen to death.
In the snowy wastes near the summit they came upon five bodies, lying upon their sides in a reposeful attitude which suggested that possibly they had fallen asleep there, while exhausted with fatigue and hunger and benumbed with cold, and never knew when death stole upon them.
And now once more lieth the lead of his guilt upon him, and once more is his weak reason so benumbed, so paralysed, and so dull.
He heard no sound, for his normal faculties seemed benumbed.
They were so chilled and benumbed by the cold, however, that they lost all heart, and absolutely refused.
he wondered as he got up: and at that moment he felt that something superfluous was hanging on his benumbed left arm.
But this needed some apology--with a feeble attempt at a laugh, I said, 'My hands are so benumbed with the cold that I can scarcely handle my knife and fork.
When she at length started for home, she was benumbed with cold, and could hardly make her way against the wind that buffeted the frost-bitten rose most unmercifully.
I ordered it to be repaired, bought some furniture, and took possession, an incident which would doubtless have occasioned some surprise had not all the senses of the cottagers been benumbed by want and squalid poverty.
After I have heard you myself, when the whole of my right side has been benumbed, going on with your master about combustion, and calcination, and calorification, and I may say every kind of ation that could drive a poor invalid distracted, to hear you talking in this absurd way about sparks and ashes
Hush, senor," said Sancho, "don't talk that way, but open your eyes, and come and pay your respects to the lady of your thoughts, who is close upon us now;" and with these words he advanced to receive the three village lasses, and dismounting from Dapple, caught hold of one of the asses of the three country girls by the halter, and dropping on both knees on the ground, he said, "Queen and princess and duchess of beauty, may it please your haughtiness and greatness to receive into your favour and good-will your captive knight who stands there turned into marble stone, and quite stupefied and benumbed at finding himself in your magnificent presence.
We contrived to make the blood circulate in our benumbed limbs by rubbing them vigorously with our hands; and after performing our ablutions in the stream, and putting on our still wet clothes, we began to think it advisable to break our long fast, it being now twenty-four hours since we had tasted food.