Translation of numb in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /nʌm/

adjective/adjetivo (-er, -est)

  • (with cold) entumecido the injection made my gums go numb la inyección me durmió las encías I just felt numb after the funeral quedé como atontado después del funeralto be numb with sth my fingers were numb with cold tenía los dedos entumecidos de frío numb with fear petrificado de miedo
    More example sentences
    • I awoke to find this numb sensation in my left arm, and a horrible headache.
    • You're standing beside a beer cooler on the bank of a frozen Siberian river, and your nose is numb with cold.
    • He reached to grab the rifle but could not because his forearm felt numb and dead.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • [cold] entumecer*; [drug] dormir*, adormecer*, anestesiar television numbed the country to the horror of the disaster la excesiva cobertura televisiva del desastre insensibilizó a la población

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