Definition of benumb:
- disable (part of speech: verb)
The miserable ladie with moist eies, With haire which careles on hir forhead hong, With brest which blowes had bloudilie benumbÃÂ¢Ã¢âÂ¬Ã¢âÂ¢ d, With stooping head, and bodie down- ward bent, Enlast hir in the corde, and with all force This life- dead man couragiously vpraisÃÂ¢Ã¢âÂ¬Ã¢âÂ¢ de.- "A Discourse of Life and Death, by Mornay; and Antonius by Garnier", Philippe de Mornay Robert Garnier.
Each one acknowledged the presence of something profoundly mysterious, something capable of transforming physical science from top to bottom, something so far- reaching in its effect on law and morals as to benumb the faculties of those who perceived it.- "Victor Ollnee's Discipline", Hamlin Garland.
- "The Cavalier", George Washington Cable.