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stun

[ stuhn ]
/ stʌn /
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verb (used with object), stunned, stun·ning.
verb (used without object)
to cause astonishment or amazement: She stunned in a black and silver beaded gown, accessorized with a sparkly clutch.
noun
the act of stunning.
the condition of being stunned.
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Origin of stun

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English stonen, stunen (verb), from Old French estoner “to shake, make resound”; see astonish

synonym study for stun

2, 3. See shock1.

OTHER WORDS FROM stun

un·stunned, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for stun

stun
/ (stʌn) /

verb stuns, stunning or stunned (tr)
to render unconscious, as by a heavy blow or fall
to shock or overwhelm
to surprise or astound
noun
the state or effect of being stunned

Word Origin for stun

C13 stunen, from Old French estoner to daze, stupefy, from Vulgar Latin extonāre (unattested), from Latin ex- 1 + tonāre to thunder
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