What is numb?

  • (adj): (followed by 'to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive.
    Example: "Numb to the cries for mercy"
    Synonyms: dead
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on numb:

Numb - Music
... Numb (band), a Canadian industrial band Numb (Hammerbox album), 1993 Numb (Linea 77 album), 2003 The Numb E.P ... a 1996 EP by Baboon Numb EP, an EP by DJ Wes Straub "Numb" (Linkin Park song), 2003 "Numb" (U2 song), 1993 "Numb" (Usher song), a single by Usher from his 2012 album Looking 4 Myself "Nu ...
List Of Cover Versions Of U2 Songs - Numb
... "Numb" is the third track from U2's 1993 album, Zooropa, and was released as the album's first single ...
Charles Barber (author) - Writing
... In 2008, Barber published Comfortably Numb How Psychiatry is Medicating a Nation, a critique of the over-use of psychiatric medications, particularly antidepressants, to treat and medicate everyday ... Comfortably Numb was a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, and was called "a blockbuster" by Library Journal ... In Comfortably Numb, Barber brings a street-smart perspective.. ...
NUMB (gene) - Role in Cancer and Tumorigenesis - Role in Mammary Carcinomas
... In approximately half of all human mammary carcinomas, Numb-mediated suppression of Notch signaling is lost due to Numb ubiquitination, tagging it ... Numb acts as an oncogene suppressor, inhibiting tumor cell proliferation through suppression of Notch signaling ... Increased Notch signaling is observed in tumors where Numb activity has been lost and retrovirally mediated transient overexpression of Numb protein in these tumors restored basal levels of Notch signaling and ...
She's A Machine! - Track Listing
... She's a Machine" – 246 "Mf" – 356 "Numb" – 414 "We Are Rebels" (featuring Maja Ivarsson of The Sounds) – 340 "Who's That Boy" – 344 "Candy" – 301 "Weird ...

More definitions of "numb":

  • (adj): Lacking sensation.
    Example: "Numb with cold"
    Synonyms: asleep, benumbed
  • (adj): So frightened as to be unable to move; stunned or paralyzed with terror.
    Example: "Too numb with fear to move"
    Synonyms: petrified

Famous quotes containing the word numb:

    —No, no thou hast not felt the lapse of hours!
    For what wears out the life of mortal men?
    ‘Tis that from change to change their being rolls;
    ‘Tis that repeated shocks, again, again,
    Exhaust the energy of strongest souls
    And numb the elastic powers.
    Matthew Arnold (1822–1888)

    He’d been numb a long time, years. All his nights down Ninsei, his nights with Linda, numb in bed and numb at the cold sweating center of every drug deal. But now he’d found this warm thing, this chip of murder. Meat, some part of him said. It’s the meat talking, ignore it.
    William Gibson (b. 1948)

    The first month of his absence
    I was numb and sick
    And where he’d left his promise
    Life did not turn or kick.
    The seed, the seed of love was sick.
    Alun Lewis (1915–1944)