Translation of numb in Spanish:


entumecido, adj.

Pronunciation /nəm//nʌm/


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    (with cold)
    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 funeral
    • to be numb with sth
    • my fingers were numb with cold tenía los dedos entumecidos de frío
    • numb with fear petrificado de miedo
    • Those stuck behind the police are arrested and dragged away in plastic ziplock handcuffs that hurt like hell and make your hands go numb.
    • I still felt numb and unfeeling, as if nothing that was happening was real.
    • When the door opened and she said hello, I nearly went numb with shock.
    • So tonight we all get to sit through a really long and boring event, stifling yawns and clapping dutifully as our bums go numb on hard wooden chairs.
    • My hands were getting numb with the cold and I'd got blood all down the side of my head where the oxygen bottle had hit me.
    • He tried to move his left leg, to free it from the snow, but it was too tightly wedged, and beginning to go numb with cold.
    • She was in school in Norway - where her father Peter was working in the oil industry - when her hand started to feel numb while she was writing.
    • 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 woke numb and cold, inside a carved hole in the rock.
    • I just then began to finally feel that I was freezing; the numb feeling must have worn away.
    • After a minute or so, when the skin is numb, the anaesthetist will insert the larger epidural needle through the skin and towards the epidural space.
    • But now that his marriage has broken up, he feels numb again.
    • I then begin to feel numb, but this side-effect is temporary.
    • McKeown says he felt numb when the verdict came through.
    • He reached to grab the rifle but could not because his forearm felt numb and dead.
    • His narration is intrusive and surplus to requirements but mercifully his lips soon go numb with the cold and he has to stop for a while.
    • Only when I emerge, exhausted, on the far side do I realise I've been gripping my handlebars so hard, my fingers have gone numb.
    • I lay there still in a numb daze from the shock of Mike's mysterious and sudden death.
    • Anna came in saying that she felt emotionally numb.

transitive verb

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    (cold) entumecer
    (drug) dormir
    (drug) adormecer
    (drug) anestesiar
    television numbed the country to the horror of the disaster la excesiva cobertura televisiva del desastre insensibilizó a la población