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


the state of being stupefied; stupor.
overwhelming amazement.


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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

Words nearby stupefaction Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for stupefaction

/ (ˌstjuːpɪˈfækʃən) /


the act of stupefying or the state of being stupefied
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