Benumbing
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]


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