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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

NUMBING, ppr. Making torpid.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: causing numbness or insensitivity; "the numbing effect of grief"

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 1581 tending or serving to make numb or spiritless <losing by a numbing margin> <a numbing lecture> numbingly adverb

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Numb Numb, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Numbed; p. pr. & vb. n. Numbing.] To make numb; to deprive of the power of sensation or motion; to render senseless or inert; to deaden; to benumb; to stupefy. For lazy winter numbs the laboring hand. --Dryden. Like dull narcotics, numbing pain. --Tennyson.

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