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  • v. Present participle of numb.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. causing numbness or insensitivity


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  • Sing, Talk, Hum, times tables – thats usually brain numbing lol – try doing stupidly big numbers lol

    Winding down (or why my brain needs an off button.) «

  • Through the manipulation of language, the forces of death have proven extraordinarily successful in numbing the moral sensitivities of many to the horrors actually taking place.

    Pope John Paul II

  • This was an example of what I (with brain numbing regularity) term a "least worst" option.

    Snoop Elsewhere Mate

  • Report Abuse reading the above tells me that amercia is stupid and don't know the real facts. they must park themself in front of fox news 24/7 it called numbing of the brain. that if they have a brain left.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • What’s even more mind-numbing is the writer continues to reference similarly enlightening articles from Men’s Health, including one laugh riot titled “The 50 Things She Wishes You Knew About Her.”

    Menfolk and their evil ways « Lab Kat

  • Lifton may have coined the term "psychic numbing," but his own sensitivity and capacity for empathy remains undiminished.

    Greg Mitchell: New Memoir by Robert Jay Lifton: Nazi Doctors, Hiroshima -- and Today

  • Afternoons are usually less frought and are often given over to keeping up with longer running projects … doing some SEO, writing a press release or blog entry, doing a bit of copy and pasting which is, of course, brain numbing.

    Web Translations » Blog Archive » Life as a PM

  • Those who exploit being callous and profit from it also create a kind of numbing effect on the role of shame in culture, something that is very damaging to the culture's fabric in the long run as others seek to chase fame by a similar route and sometimes are superficially rewarded for their effort by our materialistic standards.

    TEXAS FAITH: Is shame still part of our culture? | RELIGION Blog |

  • Debates over whether stronger or different firearms laws could help prevent such massacres are perennial, and there is a kind of numbing, even boring, familiarity to such questions.

    The Editor's Desk

  • These days I can see the fear developing a kind of numbing rhythm, as we anticipate the next time I'll go back to Baghdad, and the next, and the next -- a routine of worry -- and my son gets ready to start his tour in Iraq this fall.

    Shadowland: Left Behind


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