French translation of 'numb'
1. [fingers, toes, leg, arm] engourdi(e)
to go numb s’engourdir
My leg’s gone numb. J’ai les jambes engourdies.
to grow numb s’engourdir
to feel numb être engourdi(e)
to be numb with cold [person] être transi(e) ⧫ être transi(e) de froid
2. (= unable to react) paralysé(e)
numb with fear transi(e) de peur ⧫ paralysé(e) par la peur
numb with shock en état de choc
numb with grief paralysé(e) de douleur
1. [cold, anaesthetic] engourdir
The cold numbed my fingers. Le froid engourdissait mes doigts.
to numb the pain atténuer la douleur
2. [shock, bad experience, griefperson] paralyser
For a while the shock of Philip’s letter numbed her. Après avoir lu la lettre de Philip, elle resta sous le choc pendant un moment.
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Example Sentences Including 'numb'
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After the numbing shock comes the denial of reality.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
And there's no anaesthetic that can numb his pain.The Sun (2014)
Local anaesthetic is used to numb the area - a sedative isn't always given.The Sun (2011)
The body goes numb and the mind races.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Your friend will feel as if his right index finger has become completely numb.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Some were quite cold and numb, perhaps to protect themselves.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Everyone is numb with grief.The Sun (2009)
I pretended to feel ill and went home feeling shocked and numb.The Sun (2007)
It was a numbing experience.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Now two fingers on my left hand feel increasingly numb.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Others have turned to heroin to numb the fear - they become prison junkies.The Sun (2008)
People already accuse me of being numb to emotion without any help from painkillers.The Sun (2014)
The numb feeling is caused by damage to your spinal cord and nerves.The Sun (2016)
The side of my body went numb.The Sun (2014)
The steering is light and feels a bit numb but this is not a vehicle you choose for its handling capabilities.The Sun (2013)
They are using them all as an anaesthetic to numb things.The Sun (2010)
We are all numb and in shock.The Sun (2014)
We're all numb with pure grief.The Sun (2008)
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'numb' in Other Languages
British English: numb /nʌm/ ADJECTIVE
If a part of your body is numb, you cannot feel anything there.
He could feel his fingers growing numb.
- American English: numb
- Arabic: خَدِرٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: dormente
- Chinese: 麻木的
- Croatian: umrtvljen
- Czech: ztuhlý zimou
- Danish: følelsesløs
- Dutch: verstijfd
- European Spanish: entumecido
- Finnish: tunnoton
- French: engourdi
- German: empfindungslos
- Greek: μουδιασμένος
- Italian: insensibile
- Japanese: 感覚のない
- Korean: 저린
- Norwegian: nummen
- Polish: zdrętwiały
- European Portuguese: dormente
- Romanian: amorțit
- Russian: онемелый
- Spanish: entumecido
- Swedish: domnad
- Thai: ชา
- Turkish: uyuşuk
- Ukrainian: занімілий
- Vietnamese: tê
Translation of numb from the Collins English to French Dictionary