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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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.