Lacking responsiveness or alertness
He did nothing himself and benumbed his followers.
The condition is unassociated with pain, for the reason that the nerves are benumbed.
The earth seemed benumbed by his icy touch, and the very spirits of the trees had withdrawn to their roots, and there, curled up in the dark, lay fast asleep.
victors were at length so reduced that their yoke was shaken off and the mass of the Convention, hitherto benumbed by fear, resumed its freedom and the government of France.
ddr, benumbed, cf.