Antonyms for benumb

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He was strangely reticent; my news seemed to benumb and sicken him.

In these baths he can benumb the torment of the body with which he is encumbered.

The effect of this announcement was to benumb his faculties.

Slavery seems to benumb all the faculties except the passions.

How intense must have been the suffering that could so benumb the heart!

At her words he gradually shook off the lethargy which seemed to benumb his senses.

But in poverty there is also a tendency to intimidate, to enfeeble, to benumb.

Was it remarkable that happiness should benumb him and rob him of his senses?

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

It was during this period that Adah met with one of those sorrows which benumb the sensitive feminine heart.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., from be- + numb. Originally of mental states; of the physical body from 1520s. Related: Benumbed; benumbing.

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