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lacking responsiveness or alertness

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lacking sensation

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having lost or been caused to lose interest because of overexposure

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He reportedly uplifted the benumbed woman with a cash gift which, till date, the distressed woman must have concluded came from a benevolent angel sent from heaven.
My head throbbed and my entire body ached, but the pangs of the pain, benumbed by a sudden paroxysm of fear and confusion, were the least of my worries.
If Cornelia's faint provokes in Miles and Bruno a sense of emergency, it is nonetheless a benumbed one and prompts no transformation.
His sensors are so benumbed that he cannot even understand an answer which he does not expect.
It stood benumbed and fearful as the Tamils were thrashed by its sonder commando hit squads/goondas.
Shoulders rigid, as if benumbed by carrying the weight of responsibilities.
I would guess that nearly all delegation members were as benumbed and exhausted as I in the wee hours when the NAM Conference came to an abrupt end.
That's just part of the backstory that unfolds as Reisman's script progresses from monologues and one-on-one conversations between benumbed survivors to group encounters with Red Cross nurses (Clara Barton famously showed up in Johnstown with five others, and stayed for more than five weeks), opportunistic journalists with cameras, and ambitious real estate entrepreneurs.
has mostly been about the killings and kidnappings carried out or inspired by the Taliban or Al-Qaeda, the assassination of politicians and journalists, the massacre of Shias, the murder of Christians, and attacks against girls' schools, not to mention the slaughter of the school children in Peshawar and the vile murder of Amjad Sabri that shocked even the Americans who have become benumbed by gun violence in the U.
Jolted from his benumbed existence, the banker, as scripted by writer Bryan Sipe, seeks connection in an unusual place: a customer-service operator and virtual stranger (Naomi Watts).
It is a case of perpetrators indulging in human rights violations, and nations are left benumbed unable to do justice to the victims.
Exhausted, dehydrated and benumbed, the pilgrims pleaded with private cars to take them to their destinations.
Surveying history's wreckage from his vantage--Iraq and Syrian refugee camps--a benumbed Antonio Guterres, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, wondered in January if the world was reaching some terrible tipping point.
Instead of telling the benumbed passengers about their flotation devices, maybe the announcer could warn them, at the beginning of their flight, that reclining their chairs will probably create discomfort for the person behind them and that they might want, at minimum, to go back gradually so the poor soul behind has a moment to adjust to the inevitable.
He thought nothing, for example, of applying ice to trapped lizards and then posing the benumbed creatures "in an appropriate position" in their "natural settings" before firing his shutter.