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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class III. Words Relating to Matter
Section III. Organic Matter
2. Sensation
2. Special Sensation
(1) Touch
 
381. [Insensibility to Touch.] Numbness.
 
  
NOUN:NUMBNESS (physical insensibility) [See Physical Insensibility]; anæsthesia or anesthesia, narcosis, narcotization; pins and needles [colloq.].
  
VERB:BENUMB [See Physical Insensibility]; stupefy, narcotize, drug, deaden, paralyze.
  
ADJECTIVE:NUMB; benumbed &c. v.; insensible, unfeeling, anæsthetic or anesthetic, deadened; intangible, impalpable; dazed, dazy [rare], comatose, torporific, narcotic, carotic.

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