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 for Numb
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Numb \Numb\ (n[u^]m), a. [OE. nume, nome, prop., seized, taken,
     p. p. of nimen to take, AS. niman, p. p. numen. [root]7. See
     Nimble, Nomad, and cf. Benumb.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. Enfeebled in, or destitute of, the power of sensation and
        motion; rendered torpid; benumbed; insensible; as, the
        fingers or limbs are numb with cold. "A stony image, cold
        and numb." --Shak.
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     2. Producing numbness; benumbing; as, the numb, cold night.
        [Obs.] --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Numb \Numb\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Numbed (n[u^]md); p. pr. &
     vb. n. Numbing (n[u^]m"[i^]ng).]
     To make numb; to deprive of the power of sensation or motion;
     to render senseless or inert; to deaden; to benumb; to
     stupefy.
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           For lazy winter numbs the laboring hand. --Dryden.
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           Like dull narcotics, numbing pain.       --Tennyson.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  numb
      adj 1: lacking sensation; "my foot is asleep"; "numb with cold"
             [syn: asleep(p), benumbed, numb]
      2: (followed by `to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity;
         unresponsive; "passersby were dead to our plea for help";
         "numb to the cries for mercy" [syn: dead(p), numb(p)]
      3: so frightened as to be unable to move; stunned or paralyzed
         with terror; petrified; "too numb with fear to move"
      v 1: make numb or insensitive; "The shock numbed her senses"
           [syn: numb, benumb, blunt, dull]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  165 Moby Thesaurus words for "numb":
     KO, Laodicean, Olympian, abate, allay, alleviate, aloof,
     anesthetize, anesthetized, apathetic, appease, asleep, assuage,
     bedaze, benumb, benumbed, besot, bite, blah, blase, blunt, bored,
     callous, casual, chill, chloroform, coldcock, comatose, cushion,
     cut, dead, deaden, deaden the pain, deadened, debilitated,
     desensitize, desensitized, detached, diminish, disinterested, dope,
     dopey, dormant, droopy, drug, drugged, dull, ease, ease matters,
     enervated, etherize, exanimate, foment, freeze, frost, frostbite,
     give relief, go through, heartless, heavy, hebetudinous, hopeless,
     immobilize, impassible, imperceptive, impercipient, in a stupor,
     inanimate, incurious, indifferent, inert, insensate, insensible,
     insensitive, insentient, insouciant, jaded, kayo, knock out,
     knock senseless, knock stiff, knock unconscious, lackadaisical,
     languid, languorous, lay, lay out, leaden, lessen, lethargic,
     lifeless, listless, lull, lumpish, mitigate, mollify, moribund,
     mull, narcotize, nip, nonchalant, numbed, obdurate, obtund, obtuse,
     pad, palliate, palsy, paralyze, passive, penetrate, phlegmatic,
     pierce, pluckless, pooped, poultice, pour balm into, pour oil on,
     put to sleep, reduce, refrigerate, relieve, remote, resigned,
     salve, sated, senseless, slack, slacken, slake, sleepy, slow,
     sluggish, soften, somnolent, soothe, soporific, spiritless,
     spunkless, stagnant, stagnating, stoic, stultified, stun, stupe,
     stupefied, stupefy, subdue, supine, thick-skinned, thick-witted,
     torpid, uncaring, unconcerned, unconscious, unfeeling, unfelt,
     uninterested, unperceptive, vegetable, vegetative, wan, weary,
     withdrawn, world-weary
  
  

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