Moan vs Numb - What's the difference?
As a proper noun moan
As an adjective numb is
without the power of sensation and motion or feeling; insensible.
As a verb numb is
to cause to become numb.
a low, mournful cry of pain, sorrow or pleasure
* 1596 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , VI.7:
- Much did the Craven seeme to mone his case […].
(obsolete) To distress (someone); to sadden.
* Beaumont and Fletcher
- Ye floods, ye woods, ye echoes, moan / My dear Columbo, dead and gone.
To make a moan or similar sound.
To say in a moan, or with a moaning voice.
- which infinitely moans me
(colloquial) To complain; to grumble.
- ‘Please don't leave me,’ he moaned .
* See also
Without the power of sensation and motion or feeling; insensible.
Not able to react, surprised, shocked.
- All thin and naked to the numb cold night.
* sensible, sensitive
To cause to become numb.
- The dentist gave me novocaine to numb my tooth before drilling, thank goodness.