Benumb

Be*numb"

(), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Benumbed (); p. pr. & vb. n. Benumbing.] [OE. binomen, p. p. of binimen to take away, AS. beniman; pref. be + niman to take. See Numb, a., and cf. Benim.] To make torpid; to deprive of sensation or sensibility; to stupefy; as, a hand or foot benumbed by cold.
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The creeping death benumbed her senses first.
Dryden.
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