Thesaurus / benumb
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He further says they dwarf the body, benumb the brain and weaken character.
"SAY FELLOWS--"WADE C. SMITH
The cold closely surrounding air zone appears to benumb or paralyze them, and they drop in great numbers near the margin.
THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN WONDERLANDENOS A. MILLS
What a multitude of impressions were stored in her sensitive mind, impressions which, for the moment, seemed to benumb her!
THE LAST SHOTFREDERICK PALMER
They have every one of them passions of their own, that rouse and awaken, stupefy and benumb them, without our leave or consent.
THE ESSAYS OF MONTAIGNE, COMPLETEMICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
It is well established that even small quantities of alcohol weaken the will power and benumb the mental powers.
SOCIETYHENRY KALLOCH ROWE
Toxmic conditions of the circulating fluids of the body may benumb the brain with comatose sleep.
INSOMNIA; AND OTHER DISORDERS OF SLEEPHENRY M. LYMAN
This swift comparison between his present condition and the aims he had in view helped to benumb his faculties.
FATHER GORIOTHONORE DE BALZAC
It is not impossible to stultify and benumb the mind by too much novel-reading; but of this there is no need.
TALKS ON THE STUDY OF LITERATURE.ARLO BATES
A great horror seemed to come upon him and benumb his body and his senses.
FRANK MERRIWELL DOWN SOUTHBURT L. STANDISH
She struggled fiercely against her depression, and vowed that melancholy should not benumb her spirits and her power.
PEG WOFFINGTONCHARLES READE
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