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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?
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that at least some of the calmness of the victims on Nob Hill was a result of "the shock of the disaster," which "had completely numbed our sensibilities"
Numbed by grief, Manuela sets out for Barcelona to find her son's father, a transvestite now dying of AIDS, to inform him of the death of the child he never knew he had.
The manager of a Midland Activity Centre was "numbed" to discover that a teacher who regularly went there with children had been accused of sexual abuse, Birmingham Crown Court heard.
How many gunslingers came out of the Civil War, still socially numbed and prone to violence?
It is all designed to elicit feelings from people who have been to some extent numbed to feeling.
Her meditation upon horrific scenes in the form of repetitive stitching serves, like the act of saying a rosary, as a kind of redemption not only for the people imaged in the scenes but for numbed newspaper readers.
Experiments in which scientists numbed some pigeons' nostrils with topical anesthetics--and others in which they either allowed or withheld olfactory stimulation during the birds' first few weeks of life--suggest pigeons can construct an "olfactory map," Walcott says.