In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(with cold)entumecidothe 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
- I awoke to find this numb sensation in my left arm, and a horrible headache.
- 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.
- Anna came in saying that she felt emotionally numb.
- I just then began to finally feel that I was freezing; the numb feeling must have worn away.
- McKeown says he felt numb when the verdict came through.
- I then begin to feel numb, but this side-effect is temporary.
- He reached to grab the rifle but could not because his forearm felt numb and dead.
- You're standing beside a beer cooler on the bank of a frozen Siberian river, and your nose is numb with cold.
- 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.
- 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.
- But now that his marriage has broken up, he feels numb again.
- When the door opened and she said hello, I nearly went numb with shock.
- 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.
- Those stuck behind the police are arrested and dragged away in plastic ziplock handcuffs that hurt like hell and make your hands go numb.
- He woke numb and cold, inside a carved hole in the rock.
- I lay there still in a numb daze from the shock of Mike's mysterious and sudden death.
- 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.
- 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.
- I still felt numb and unfeeling, as if nothing that was happening was real.
- 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.
1(cold) entumecer(drug) dormir(drug) adormecer(drug) anestesiartelevision numbed the country to the horror of the disaster — la excesiva cobertura televisiva del desastre insensibilizó a la población
- Are their senses numbed by visual culture, we wonder, or are they simply getting the programmes they deserve?
- The girl was outside at the time, watching it go down and feeling the air grow colder, nippy at first but soon so cold that it numbed the girl's fingers.
- Even though the cold had numbed her slightly and she was shivering to death, she could still feel the pain in her jelly - like ankle.
- His body movements were labored and his senses were numbed.
- A painful headache numbed his senses, and his nose was so clogged up he couldn't speak correctly.
- Several struck him, piercing his armor and numbing his limbs with cold, but the stoic fighter shrugged it off and rushed the foe again.
- Fishing out her key, she inserted it in the lock, her movements jerky, the cold finally numbing her muscles.
- Sitting in the rocking chair, Beth Durand lets the air conditioner blow her hair about her head, her eyes closed against the cold that almost numbs her skin.
- I felt my lungs fill up with water, I could feel the cold numbing my body.
- I could feel the cold starting to numb my ears and cheeks, and a few stray rainspecks hit my skin.
- Cold air numbed her bare fingers and she held them close to her, putting her hands in the pockets of her coat.
- As it was the dozen tries that Boroughmuir scored in the first half was enough to numb the senses of even the most fanatical supporter.
- The cold stone numbs my bare feet. Gathering my nightdress up I climb up onto the balcony wall.
- This is drunk warm out of small earthenware cups or chilled depending on the season, and in my experience the hot stuff numbs your senses like hemlock.
- Then all I remember is cold, such cold it numbed me to my very bones.
- And so she bravely walked down 2nd Avenue, fighting the elements, the cold wind numbing her soft little fingers.
- A mixture of nerves and cold numbed my fingers and my mind.
- Lia washed her hands, the cold water numbing her fingertips.
- If the alcohol hadn't numbed my senses I'd have been rolling on the floor.
- It was glacial in my hands, and the cold metal numbed them.
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