Benumbed
Benumb Be*numb", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Benumbed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Benumbing}.] [OE. binomen, p. p. of binimen to take away, AS. beniman; pref. be + niman to take. See {Numb}, a., and cf. {Benim}.] To make torpid; to deprive of sensation or sensibility; to stupefy; as, a hand or foot benumbed by cold. [1913 Webster]

The creeping death benumbed her senses first. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Benumbed — Be*numbed , a. Made torpid; numbed; stupefied; deadened; as, a benumbed body and mind. {Be*numbed ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • benumbed — index insensible, torpid Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • benumbed — adjective 1. lacking sensation my foot is asleep numb with cold • Syn: ↑asleep, ↑numb • Similar to: ↑insensible • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • benumbed — adjective a) Lacking sensation; numb b) Lacking interest; dulled …   Wiktionary

  • benumbed — Synonyms and related words: Laodicean, Olympian, aloof, anesthetized, apathetic, asleep, blah, blase, bored, callous, comatose, dead, deadened, debilitated, desensitized, detached, disinterested, dopey, dormant, droopy, drugged, dull, enervated,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • benumbed — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Lacking responsiveness or alertness: dull, insensible, insensitive, numb, stuporous, torpid, unresponsive, wooden. See AWARENESS …   English dictionary for students

  • benumbed — be numbed || md adj. numbed, unable to feel; frozen be·numb || bɪ nÊŒm v. numb; numb by freezing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • benumbed —   Lōlō, mā e ele.   Also: huehu, hau oki, maka ele ele …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • Benumbedness — Benumbed Be*numbed , a. Made torpid; numbed; stupefied; deadened; as, a benumbed body and mind. {Be*numbed ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • benumbedness — benumbedˈness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑benumb …   Useful english dictionary

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