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mind-numbing

Extremely dull and boring. If we have to sit through another mind-numbing lecture today, I'm going to need another cup of coffee!

numb out

1. To become numb to one's emotions or outside sensations as a result some physical or psychological stimulus or trauma. As a way of dealing with my depression and anxiety, I spent several years in college just numbing out with booze and video games. A large portion of the population is just numbing out when it comes to voting because they feel like the system is inherently broken.
2. To cause someone to become numb to their emotions or outside sensations as a result some physical or psychological stimulus or trauma. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "numb" and "out." The loss of my daughter in the accident completely numbed me out for the better part of 10 years. My doctor prescribed this medication to help me cope with my anxiety, but I find that it's been really numbing me out, so I might ask her about going off it for a while.
See also: numb, out

numbed out

Rendered totally numb to emotions or sensations by some physical or psychological stimulus or trauma. My doctor prescribed this medication to help me cope with my anxiety, but I find that it's been making me feel really numbed out. The loss of my child in the accident left me completely numbed out for the better part of 10 years.
See also: numb, out

numbnuts

vulgar slang A buffoon; a foolish, oafish person. "Nuts" is a vulgar slang term for testicles. Ever since that numbnuts took over the company, we've seen our monthly profits continually plummet. Look at this dent! Some numbnuts obviously slammed their door into my car in the parking lot today. You're in the wrong lane, numbnuts! Move mover!

numbed out

mod. nearly paralyzed by phencyclidine (PCP). (Drugs.) The teenager was nearly numbed out when they brought her in.
See also: numb, out

numbnuts

n. a jerk; a worthless person. (Usually a male.) Hey, numbnuts! What did you do that for?
References in classic literature ?
His faculties were quite numbed, he was stupefied, and noticing nothing around him went on moving his legs as the others did till they all stopped and he stopped too.
Staff and management at Cockhill Community Pre-school said they are numbed by the tragic loss.
Numbed nerve cells no longer sent out messages that rile up the immune system.
He's got to decide whether he is agreeable to having it numbed.
I rather believe that the shock of the disaster had completely numbed our sensibilities.
As the numbed Welsh public struggled to work that morning, I'm sure they felt some sympathy for Mr Ruddock.