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.
Ah, my arms are really benumbed. I have been pressing my elbows on the arms of my chair, and dreaming that I was standing on the bridge in front of Dorlcote Mill, as it looked one February afternoon many years ago.
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.
"Can something bad have happened to me?" 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!
I am quite benumbed; for the Notch is just like the pipe of a great pair of bellows; it has blown a terrible blast in my face all the way from Bartlett."