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Adjective benumbed has 2 senses
  1. asleep, benumbed, numb - lacking sensation; "my foot is asleep"; "numb with cold"
    Antonyms: sensible, sensitive (indirect, via insensible)
  2. 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
  1. numb, benumb, blunt, dull - make numb or insensitive; "The shock numbed her senses"
    --1 is one way to desensitize, desensitise
    Sample sentences:
    The bad news will benumb him
    The performance is likely to benumb Sue
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