How long IS ‘several’ hours? At 3 o clock today, i had a filling, therefore had to have one side of my mouth numbed. they said it will wear off in several hours. I am sick of it now as it is nearly 6 o clock. i cant drink, and cant eat properly. please give me some advice
here’s a general guide
a couple of hours = 2 hrs
a few hours = 3 or 4 hrs
several hours = 5 to 11hrs
half a day = 12 hrs
Several means more than 2, but is not limited precisely at the top end (it’s relatively lower than “many”).
In my experience, between 3 and 8-ish.
Usually three or four is what most people mean when they say ‘several’ and in your case it depends on your body’s metabolism. It shouldn’t be too much longer.