Definition of numbing in English:

numbing

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Pronunciation: /ˈnʌmɪŋ
 
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adjective

  • Depriving one of feeling or responsiveness: the numbing effect of alcohol a numbing defeat
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    • Right now, it's a struggle to disrupt the numbing media chatter about miscalculations and mistakes - to insist on acknowledgment of moral culpability.
    • The addition of the Sichuan peppercorn, known as ‘huajiao’, in many dishes creates a most sudden numbing sensation in one's mouth.
    • Among them, nearly 400 beetles that locals called nanisani, a term that refers to the tingling or numbing sensation in the mouth when the beetles and the birds are tasted.

Derivatives

numbingly

adverb
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  • Even the shadows of its amazing columns have a numbingly huge quality.
  • The fresh water against your face is almost numbingly cold.
  • Back in Oregon, we tended to feel numbingly safe.

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