stupefaction

[ stoo-puh-fak-shuh n, styoo- ]
/ ˌstu pəˈfæk ʃən, ˌstyu- /

noun

the state of being stupefied; stupor.
overwhelming amazement.

Origin of stupefaction

1535–45; < New Latin stupefactiōn- (stem of stupefactiō) senseless state, equivalent to stupefact(us), past participle of stupefacere to stupefy + -iōn- -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for stupefaction

stupefaction

/ (ˌstjuːpɪˈfækʃən) /

noun

astonishment
the act of stupefying or the state of being stupefied
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Word Origin and History for stupefaction

stupefaction


n.

1540s, from Middle French stupéfaction (16c.) or Modern Latin stupefactionem (see stupefy).

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