numbness

  • 1 Numbness — Numb ness, n. The condition of being numb; that state of a living body in which it loses, wholly or in part, the power of feeling or motion. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 numbness — (n.) 1570s, from NUMB (Cf. numb) (adj.) + NESS (Cf. ness) …

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  • 3 Numbness — (Roget s Thesaurus) >insensibility to touch. < N PARAG:Numbness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 numbness numbness &c.(physical insensibility) 376 Sgm: N 1 anaesthesia anaesthesia Sgm: N 1 pins and needles pins and needles PARAG:Numbness >V GRP:… …

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  • 4 numbness — Indefinite term for abnormal sensation, including absent or reduced sensory perception as well as paresthesias. * * * numb·ness n reduced sensibility to touch <facial numbness> * * * numb·ness (numґnis) anesthesia (def. 1) …

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  • 5 numbness — numb ► ADJECTIVE ▪ deprived of the power of sensation. ► VERB ▪ make numb. DERIVATIVES numbly adverb numbness noun ORIGIN from obsolete nomen «taken», from Germanic …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 numbness — noun see numb …

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  • 7 numbness — See numbly. * * * …

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  • 8 numbness — noun a) Absent or reduced sensitivity to cutaneous stimulation. b) Inability or reduced ability to experience emotion. Syn: hypesthesia …

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  • 9 numbness — Synonyms and related words: acedia, aloofness, analgesia, anesthesia, apathy, ataraxia, ataraxy, benumbedness, blah, blahs, callousness, comatoseness, deadness, detachment, disinterest, dispassion, dullness, electronarcosis, heartlessness,… …

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  • 10 numbness — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. deadness, anesthesia, stupefaction, dullness, insensitivity, insensibility, paralysis, loss of motion, loss of sensation …

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  • 11 numbness — numb|ness [ nʌmnəs ] noun uncount the condition of not being able to feel in a part of your body …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 numbness — numb·ness || nÊŒmnɪs n. condition of being numb; loss of sensation …

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  • 13 numbness — n. Torpor, insensibility, deadness, paralysis, torpidity, palsy …

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  • 14 numbness — n 1. unconsciousness, insentience, insensibility, insensitiveness, insensitivity; stupor, narcosis, anesthetization, hypnosis, paralysis; shock, dazedness, confusion. 2. inattentiveness, absent mindedness, indifference, insouciance, nonchalance;… …

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  • 15 numbness — numb·ness …

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  • 16 numbness — See: numb …

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  • 17 numbness — [ˈnʌmnəs] noun [U] the condition of having no feeling in a part of your body …

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  • 18 numbness — numb (nŭm) adj. numb·er, numb·est 1) Deprived of the power to feel or move normally; benumbed: »toes numb with cold; too numb with fear to cry out. 2) Emotionally unresponsive; indifferent: »numb to yet another appeal. tr. & intr.v. numbed,… …

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  • 19 numbness — noun 1. partial or total lack of sensation in a part of the body; a symptom of nerve damage or dysfunction (Freq. 1) • Derivationally related forms: ↑numb • Hypernyms: ↑symptom 2. the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things… …

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  • 20 paresthesis — numbness, tingling, burning, prickling and increased sensitivity, all human neurological symptoms of ciguatera poisoning (q.v.) …

    Dictionary of ichthyology