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Adjective numb has 3 senses
- asleep, benumbed, numb - lacking sensation; "my foot is asleep"; "numb with cold"
Antonyms: sensible, sensitive (indirect, via insensible)
- dead, numb - (followed by `to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive; "passersby were dead to our plea for help"; "numb to the cries for mercy"
Antonym: sensitive (indirect, via insensitive)
- petrified, numb - so frightened as to be unable to move; stunned or paralyzed with terror; "petrified with fear"; "she was petrified by the eerie sound"; "too numb with fear to move"
Antonyms: unafraid, fearless (indirect, via afraid)
Verb numb 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 numb him
The performance is likely to numb Sue