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English definition of “numb”

numb

adjective     /nʌm/
If a part of your body is numb, you are unable to feel it, usually for a short time : I had been lying awkwardly and my leg had gone numb. My fingers were numb with cold .Unable to feel anything not able to feel any emotions or to think clearly , because you are so shocked or frightened , etc.: When she first heard the news , she was numb with disbelief . Ever since his girlfriend left him he has felt numb.Not showing or feeling emotionsControlling emotions
(Definition of numb adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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