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dumbfound

or dum·found

[ duhm-found, duhm-found ]
/ dʌmˈfaʊnd, ˈdʌmˌfaʊnd /
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verb (used with object)
to make speechless with amazement; astonish.
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Also dumb·found·er, dum·found·er [duhm-foun-der, duhm-foun-] /dʌmˈfaʊn dər, ˈdʌmˌfaʊn-/ .

Origin of dumbfound

First recorded in 1645–55; dumb + (con)found

OTHER WORDS FROM dumbfound

dumb·found·er·ment, dum·found·er·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dumbfound

dumbfound

dumfound

/ (dʌmˈfaʊnd) /

verb
(tr) to strike dumb with astonishment; amaze

Word Origin for dumbfound

C17: from dumb + (con) found
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