benumb

benumb
Synonyms and related words:
KO, abate, allay, alleviate, anesthetize, appease, assuage, bedaze, bemuse, besot, bite, blunt, chill, chloroform, coldcock, cushion, cut, deaden, deaden the pain, desensitize, diminish, dope, drug, dull, ease, ease matters, etherize, foment, freeze, frost, frostbite, give relief, go through, kayo, knock out, knock senseless, knock stiff, knock unconscious, lay, lay out, lessen, lull, mitigate, mollify, mull, narcotize, nip, numb, obtund, pad, palliate, palsy, paralyze, penetrate, petrify, pierce, poultice, pour balm into, pour oil on, put to sleep, reduce, refrigerate, relieve, salve, slacken, slake, soften, soothe, stun, stupe, stupefy, subdue

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • Benumb — Be*numb , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Benumbed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Benumbing}.] [OE. binomen, p. p. of binimen to take away, AS. beniman; pref. be + niman to take. See {Numb}, a., and cf. {Benim}.] To make torpid; to deprive of sensation or sensibility;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • benumb — index drug, obtund Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • benumb — (v.) late 15c., from BE (Cf. be ) + NUMB (Cf. numb). Originally of mental states; of the physical body from 1520s. Related: Benumbed; benumbing …   Etymology dictionary

  • benumb — *daze, stun, bemuse, stupefy, paralyze, petrify Analogous words: chill, freeze (see corresponding adjectives at COLD): congeal (see COAGULATE): dumbfound, confound, nonplus, bewilder (see PUZZLE) Contrasted words: rouse, arouse, *stir, rally:… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • benumb — [bē num′, binum′] vt. [< ME binumen, pp. of binimen, to take away < OE beniman < be , BE + niman, to take (see NOMY); b by analogy with DUMB] 1. to make numb physically 2. to deaden the mind, will, or feelings of [my mind was benumbed by …   English World dictionary

  • Benümb — Infobox musical artist Name = Benümb Background = group or band Origin = Bay Area, United States Genre = Grindcore Power violence Years active = 1994–present Label = Relapse URL = [http://www.benumb.net/ www.benumb.net] Current members = John… …   Wikipedia

  • benumb — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English benomen, from benomen, past participle of benimen to deprive, from Old English beniman, from be + niman to take more at nimble Date: 14th century 1. to make inactive ; deaden …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • benumb — benumbedness /bi numd nis, num id /, n. benumbingly, adv. benumbment, n. /bi num /, v.t. 1. to make numb; deprive of sensation: benumbed by cold. 2. to render inactive; deaden or stupefy. [1350 1400; back formation from ME benomen, ptp. of… …   Universalium

  • benumb — verb a) To make numb, as by cold or anesthetic. b) To deaden …   Wiktionary

  • benumb — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. dull, numb, stupefy, paralyze; see deaden 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To render less sensitive: blunt, deaden, desensitize, dull, numb. Idiom: take the edge off. See AWARENESS. 2. To dull the senses, as with a… …   English dictionary for students

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