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verb as in desensitize

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He further says they dwarf the body, benumb the brain and weaken character.

The cold closely surrounding air zone appears to benumb or paralyze them, and they drop in great numbers near the margin.

What a multitude of impressions were stored in her sensitive mind, impressions which, for the moment, seemed to benumb her!

They have every one of them passions of their own, that rouse and awaken, stupefy and benumb them, without our leave or consent.

It is well established that even small quantities of alcohol weaken the will power and benumb the mental powers.


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On this page you'll find 29 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to benumb, such as: blunt, chill, cumber, daze, deaden, and numb.

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