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Adjective numb has 3 senses
  1. asleep, benumbed, numb - lacking sensation; "my foot is asleep"; "numb with cold"
    Antonyms: sensible, sensitive (indirect, via insensible)
  2. 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)
  3. 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
  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 numb him
    The performance is likely to numb Sue
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