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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.

benumb

(bɪˈnʌm)
vb (tr)
1. to make numb or powerless; deaden physical feeling in, as by cold
2. (usually passive) to make inactive; stupefy (the mind, senses, will, etc)
beˈnumbingly adv

be•numb

(bɪˈnʌm)

v.t.
1. to make numb; deprive of sensation: benumbed by cold.
2. to render inactive; stupefy.
[1350–1400; back formation from Middle English benomen, past participle of benimen to take away, Old English beniman; see be-, numb]
be•numb′ing•ly, adv.

benumb


Past participle: benumbed
Gerund: benumbing

Imperative
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Present
I benumb
you benumb
he/she/it benumbs
we benumb
you benumb
they benumb
Preterite
I benumbed
you benumbed
he/she/it benumbed
we benumbed
you benumbed
they benumbed
Present Continuous
I am benumbing
you are benumbing
he/she/it is benumbing
we are benumbing
you are benumbing
they are benumbing
Present Perfect
I have benumbed
you have benumbed
he/she/it has benumbed
we have benumbed
you have benumbed
they have benumbed
Past Continuous
I was benumbing
you were benumbing
he/she/it was benumbing
we were benumbing
you were benumbing
they were benumbing
Past Perfect
I had benumbed
you had benumbed
he/she/it had benumbed
we had benumbed
you had benumbed
they had benumbed
Future
I will benumb
you will benumb
he/she/it will benumb
we will benumb
you will benumb
they will benumb
Future Perfect
I will have benumbed
you will have benumbed
he/she/it will have benumbed
we will have benumbed
you will have benumbed
they will have benumbed
Future Continuous
I will be benumbing
you will be benumbing
he/she/it will be benumbing
we will be benumbing
you will be benumbing
they will be benumbing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been benumbing
you have been benumbing
he/she/it has been benumbing
we have been benumbing
you have been benumbing
they have been benumbing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been benumbing
you will have been benumbing
he/she/it will have been benumbing
we will have been benumbing
you will have been benumbing
they will have been benumbing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been benumbing
you had been benumbing
he/she/it had been benumbing
we had been benumbing
you had been benumbing
they had been benumbing
Conditional
I would benumb
you would benumb
he/she/it would benumb
we would benumb
you would benumb
they would benumb
Past Conditional
I would have benumbed
you would have benumbed
he/she/it would have benumbed
we would have benumbed
you would have benumbed
they would have benumbed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.benumb - make numb or insensitive; "The shock numbed her senses"
desensitise, desensitize - cause not to be sensitive; "The war desensitized many soldiers"; "The photographic plate was desensitized"

benumb

verb
1. To render less sensitive:
2. To dull the senses, as with a heavy blow, a shock, or fatigue:
Chiefly Regional: maze.
3. To render helpless, as by emotion:
Translations

benumb

[bɪˈnʌm] VT (with cold) → entumecer; (= frighten, shock) → paralizar

benumb

vt
limbgefühllos machen; personbetäuben; (with cold also) → erstarren lassen; he was/his fingers were benumbed with colder war/seine Finger waren starr vor Kälte
(fig) mindbetäuben; (panic, experience etc)lähmen; benumbed by alcoholvom Alkohol benommen
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