To dull the edge of (a knife, for example).
To render senseless or inactive, as from shock or boredom:
To affect with paralysis; cause to be paralytic.
To stop consumer production or use of (a critical material), as in wartime
To lessen the vigor, intensity, or liveliness of; dull
To stupefy with or as with a drug
To wither is to shrivel up, to become dry, or to weaken and droop.
To cause to lose vitality or become impervious to change; deaden:
The definition of affect means to produce a change in something.
Find another word for numbing. In this page you can discover 15 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for numbing, like: dulling, blunting, benumbing, stunning, paralyzing, freezing, desensitizing, deadening, drugging, withering and stupefying.