|1.||[ adjective ] lacking sensation|
"my foot is asleep" "numb with cold"
|2.||[ adjective ] so frightened as to be unable to move; stunned or paralyzed with terror|
"petrified with fear" "she was petrified by the eerie sound" "too numb with fear to move"
|3.||[ adjective ] (followed by `to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive|
"passersby were dead to our plea for help" "numb to the cries for mercy"
|4.||[ verb ] make numb or insensitive|
|Synonyms:||blunt dull benumb|
"The shock numbed her senses"
|Related terms:||desensitize desensitize|