numb
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numb(
nuhm
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (without feeling)
a. entumecido
I spent an hour sitting in the lotus position and now my legs are numb.Me pasé una hora sentado en la posición de loto y ahora mis piernas están entumecidas.
My toes are numb from the cold.Tengo los dedos de los pies entumecidos del frío.
2. (unable to respond)
a. paralizado
She stood there without blinking, numb with terror, waiting for the dragon to devour her.Se quedó allí sin pestañear, paralizada de miedo, esperando a que el dragón la devorara.
3. (desensitized)
a. insensible
Working in a morgue made me numb to the nakedness of dead bodies.Trabajar en una morgue me hizo insensible a la desnudez de los cadáveres.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to render without feeling)
a. entumecer
The icy wind had numbed my ears.El viento helado me había entumecido las orejas.
b. adormecer
We're going to need to numb your hand to perform the surgery.Vamos a tener que adormecerte la mano para hacer la cirugía.
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numb
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. entumecido(a)
to be numbestar entumecido(a)
to go numbentumecerse
numb with coldentumecido(a) por el frío
numb with fearparalizado(a) por el miedo
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (of cold, grief)
a. entumecer
3. (of terror)
a. paralizar
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numb [nʌm]
adjective
1 (with cold) entumecido
my legs feel numb (from bad circulation etc) se me han dormido las piernas; my fingers have gone numb (gen) se me han dormido los dedos; (with cold) se me han entumecido los dedos; my feet were numb with cold tenía los pies entumecidos de frío
2 (with fear, shock) paralizado
to be numb with fright estar paralizado de miedo; when I heard about the accident I just felt numb cuando me enteré del accidente me quedé atontado or sin poder reaccionar
transitive verb
1 (deaden) (with injection) adormecer
the cold wind numbed my face el viento frío me dejó la cara entumecida; alcohol was the only thing that numbed the pain el alcohol era la única cosa que aplacaba el dolor; repeated images of violence have numbed people to the reality of war la continua exposición a escenas violentas ha insensibilizado a la gente frente a la realidad de la guerra
2 (stun) atontar
I was numbed by the news of his death la noticia de su muerte me dejó atontado or sin poder reaccionar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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I feel numb
me siento entumecido
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