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Physical Sensation LossPlay
Use 'numb' to describe losing the sense of touch, often from cold or staying still too long. SlideAfter holding ice, her hand went completely numb.
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Temporary ConditionPlay
'Numb' usually means the loss of feeling is not permanent, often expected to return. SlideHer numb fingers regained feeling after warming up.
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Metaphorical UsePlay
Sometimes 'numb' is used in a metaphorical sense to describe lack of activity or dullness. SlideThe town was numb with silence that night.