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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class III. Words Relating to Matter
Section III. Organic Matter
2. Sensation
1. Sensation in general

376. Physical Insensibility.

   NOUN:INSENSIBILITY, physical insensibility; obtuseness &c. adj.; palsy, paralysis, anæsthesia or anesthesia, narcosis, narcotization, hypnosis, stupor, coma; twilight sleep, dämmerschlaf [Ger.]; sleep (inactivity) [See Inactivity]; moral insensibility [See Insensibility]; hemiplegia, motor paralysis.
  ANÆSTHETIC or anesthetic, anæsthetic agent; local -, general- anæsthetic; opium, ether, chloroform, chloral; nitrous oxide, laughing gas; exhilarating gas, protoxide of nitrogen; cocaine, novocain; refrigeration.
   VERB:BE INSENSIBLE &c. adj.; have a -thick skin, – rhinoceros hide.
  RENDER INSENSIBLE &c. adj.; blunt, cloy, satiate, pall, obtund, benumb, numb, deaden, freeze, paralyze; anæsthetize or anesthetize, put under the influence of chloroform &c. n.; put to sleep, hypnotize, stupefy, stun.
   ADJECTIVE:INSENSIBLE, unfeeling, senseless, impercipient, callous, thick-skinned, pachydermatous; hard, hardened; case-hardened; proof; obtuse, dull; anæsthetic or anesthetic; paralytic, palsied, numb, dead.
   QUOTATION:A dreary numbness pains My sense, as though of hemlock I had drunk.—Keats