Definition of numbness in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈnʌmnəs/


[mass noun]
The state of being numb: tingling and numbness in the left arm
More example sentences
  • Sometimes it was more like numbness or paralysis, or even problems with co-ordination.
  • The specific vertebra of the neck that corresponds to the fingers is then adjusted to alleviate the numbness.
  • It started in the left leg, the tingle creeping slowly through the whole limb leaving numbness in its wake.
lack of sensation, lack of feeling, deadness, insensibility;
paralysis, stupefaction, immobility

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: numb|ness

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.