This puzzle is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles.

If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Numb™ word. Here is a list of Numb™ and not-Numb™ words:

Numb™: Bone, Fur, Mix, Calf, Night, To, Give, Sith, Seen, Sine, Tent, Tree, Hero, Tents

not-Numb™: Bones, Trees, Throne, Cosine, Never, Gonna, Let, You, Down, Rick, Astley

The solution you provide must exhibit relation with the category name of the word, Numb™.


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Might be too easy, but is it just

words that are one letter off from a number (including fractions and ordinals), either by addition, subtraction or substitution?
Bone, Four, MSix, CHalf, NEight, Two, GFive, Sixth, Seven, SNine, Tent, Three, HZero, Tentsh.

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    $\begingroup$ You have earned yourself a checkmark. Sixth and Tenth were meant to be put in context as "a sixth" and "a tenth". You'll get your checkmark when the cooldown is over. $\endgroup$
    – Sunny Lu
    Feb 1 at 10:01

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