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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.]
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made numb; very coldshowing no feeling; stupefied
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|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"
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