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American English: /nəm/
British English: /nʌm/

Translation of numb in Spanish:

adjective number, numbest

  • (with cold) 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 funeral
    to be numb with somethingmy fingers were numb with cold
    tenía los dedos entumecidos de frío
    numb with fear
    petrificado de miedo
    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

  • (cold)
    television numbed the country to the horror of the disaster
    la excesiva cobertura televisiva del desastre insensibilizó a la población
    Example sentences
    • This is drunk warm out of small earthenware cups or chilled depending on the season, and in my experience the hot stuff numbs your senses like hemlock.
    • And so she bravely walked down 2nd Avenue, fighting the elements, the cold wind numbing her soft little fingers.
    • Are their senses numbed by visual culture, we wonder, or are they simply getting the programmes they deserve?
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