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Adjective benumbed has 2 senses
- asleep, benumbed, numb - lacking sensation; "my foot is asleep"; "numb with cold"
Antonyms: sensible, sensitive (indirect, via insensible)
- dulled, benumbed - having lost or been caused to lose interest because of overexposure; "the mind of the audience is becoming dulled"; "the benumbed intellectual faculties can no longer respond"
Antonym: interested (indirect, via uninterested)
Verb benumb has 1 sense
- numb, benumb, blunt, dull - make numb or insensitive; "The shock numbed her senses"
--1 is one way to desensitize, desensitise
The bad news will benumb him
The performance is likely to benumb Sue