benumber

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From benumb +‎ -er.

Noun[edit]

benumber (plural benumbers)

  1. One who, or that which benumbs; a numbing agent
    • 1877, The Monthly Review of Dental Surgery, page 64:
      As a benumber or topical anodyne it is much inferior to aconite, hence in neuralgia the latter is greatly to be preferred.