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NUMB, adjective

1. Torpid; destitute of the power of sensation and motion; as, the fingers or limbs are numb with cold.

2. Producing numbness; benumbing; as the numb cold night. [Not used nor proper.]

NUMB, verb transitive To make torpid; to deprive of the power of sensation or motion; to deaden; to benumb; to stupefy.

For lazy winter numbs the laboring hand.

And numbing coldness has embraced the ear.