numb / nəm/ • adj. deprived of the power of sensation: my feet were numb with cold | fig. the tragic events left us shocked and numb. • v. [tr.] deprive of feeling or responsiveness: the cold had numbed her senses. ∎ cause (a sensation) to be felt less intensely; deaden: vodka might numb the pain in my hand.DERIVATIVES: numb·ly adv.numb·ness n.