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Although I feel more numb than overwhelmed this year, I am grateful for the simplicity of this dish.

The technical distinction is mind-numbing to everyone but securities lawyers, but has some important implications.

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Last winter, JaMarcus Crews forced his feet, however numb, to walk a paved public track in the town of Centreville, Alabama, until his calves cramped and sweat bloomed across his T-shirt.

They’re exactly what I want to keep my legs from going numb while cooking dinner on late-fall camping trips.

To keep the blood flow going, she releases saliva from the hypopharynx, which contains a tranquilizer to numb sensation.

Have I got shot up with painkillers and Xylocaine and different things to numb areas so I can play?

As a person in Iraq, you learn from an early age how to become “lifeless” – absolutely numb with no feelings whatsoever.

But a fleeting impression suggests that rap has a tendency rather to numb as, for all I know, narcotics might.

I became numb to the barrage of smells: citrus disinfectants, burning trash, sewage, sweat, and diesel.

Neubauer says that she was numb and disoriented and scared to talk to the police.

When she thought that he was there at hand, waiting for her, she grew numb with the intoxication of expectancy.

Her soul was numb, her courage seemed dead, and little care had she in that hour of what might betide her now.

As they sat by the ashes, numb with the cold, all of a sudden a new warmth filled the lodge.

No, thank ye—I don't want to go so near yet; my feet's all numb an' they allays hurt so when they warms up fast.

The days that followed were not unhappy for me; and Patricia appeared to be contented in a numb sort of way.

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On this page you'll find 86 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to numb, such as: dazed, indifferent, anesthetized, benumbed, callous, and detached.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.