benumb

  • 1 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;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 benumb — index drug, obtund Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 benumb — (v.) late 15c., from BE (Cf. be ) + NUMB (Cf. numb). Originally of mental states; of the physical body from 1520s. Related: Benumbed; benumbing …

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  • 4 benumb — *daze, stun, bemuse, stupefy, paralyze, petrify Analogous words: chill, freeze (see corresponding adjectives at COLD): congeal (see COAGULATE): dumbfound, confound, nonplus, bewilder (see PUZZLE) Contrasted words: rouse, arouse, *stir, rally:… …

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  • 5 benumb — [bē num′, binum′] vt. [< ME binumen, pp. of binimen, to take away < OE beniman < be , BE + niman, to take (see NOMY); b by analogy with DUMB] 1. to make numb physically 2. to deaden the mind, will, or feelings of [my mind was benumbed by …

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  • 6 Benümb — Infobox musical artist Name = Benümb Background = group or band Origin = Bay Area, United States Genre = Grindcore Power violence Years active = 1994–present Label = Relapse URL = [http://www.benumb.net/ www.benumb.net] Current members = John… …

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  • 7 benumb — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English benomen, from benomen, past participle of benimen to deprive, from Old English beniman, from be + niman to take more at nimble Date: 14th century 1. to make inactive ; deaden …

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  • 8 benumb — benumbedness /bi numd nis, num id /, n. benumbingly, adv. benumbment, n. /bi num /, v.t. 1. to make numb; deprive of sensation: benumbed by cold. 2. to render inactive; deaden or stupefy. [1350 1400; back formation from ME benomen, ptp. of… …

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  • 9 benumb — verb a) To make numb, as by cold or anesthetic. b) To deaden …

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  • 10 benumb — Synonyms and related words: KO, abate, allay, alleviate, anesthetize, appease, assuage, bedaze, bemuse, besot, bite, blunt, chill, chloroform, coldcock, cushion, cut, deaden, deaden the pain, desensitize, diminish, dope, drug, dull, ease, ease… …

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  • 11 benumb — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. dull, numb, stupefy, paralyze; see deaden 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To render less sensitive: blunt, deaden, desensitize, dull, numb. Idiom: take the edge off. See AWARENESS. 2. To dull the senses, as with a… …

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  • 12 benumb — be·numb || bɪ nÊŒm v. numb; numb by freezing …

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  • 13 benumb — verb deprive of feeling. Origin C15: from obs. benome, past participle of benim deprive , from be + OE niman take …

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  • 14 benumb — v. a. Stupefy, paralyze, deaden, blunt, make torpid, render insensible …

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  • 15 benumb — v numb, desensitize, anesthetize; drug, narcotize, deaden; dull, blunt, obtund, Inf. take the edge off; muddle, obfuscate, confuse, bewilder; stun, stupefy, daze; shock, stagger, electrify; paralyze, hypnotize, mesmerize, Archaic. magnetize,… …

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  • 16 benumb — be·numb …

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  • 17 benumb — be•numb [[t]bɪˈnʌm[/t]] v. t. 1) to make numb; deprive of sensation: benumbed by cold[/ex] 2) to render inactive; stupefy • Etymology: 1350–1400; back formation from ME benomen, ptp. of benimen to take away, OE beniman; see be , numb… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 benumb — /bəˈnʌm / (say buh num), /bi / (say bee ) verb (t) 1. to make numb; deprive of sensation: benumbed by cold. 2. to render inactive; stupefy. {Middle English benome(n), Old English benumen, past participle of beniman deprive} …

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  • 19 benumb — v.tr. 1 make numb; deaden. 2 paralyse (the mind or feelings). Etymology: orig. = deprived, as past part. of ME benimen f. OE beniman (as BE , niman take) …

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  • 20 Benumb / Pig Destroyer — Infobox Album | Name = Benumb / Pig Destroyer Split Type = studio Artist = Benumb and Pig Destroyer Released = 2002 Recorded = Genre = Deathgrind Length = Label = Robot Empire Producer = Reviews = Last album = Prowler in the Yard (2001) This… …

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