- to put into a state of little or no sensibility; benumb the faculties of; put into a stupor.
- to stun, as with a narcotic, a shock, or a strong emotion.
- to overwhelm with amazement; astound; astonish.
Origin of stupefy
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Examples from the Web for stupefied
She went slowly from the room, and he remained staring, stupefied.The Fortune Hunter
Louis Joseph Vance
I was stupefied and desperate afterwards on hearing all that people told me.
She was a foreigner, but spoke French so perfectly that I was stupefied.
I must confess that I was stupefied with admiration for this plucky man.
But she looked at the trees and was stupefied, for not a leaf was stirring.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
- to render insensitive or lethargic
- to confuse or astound
C16: from Old French stupefier, from Latin stupefacere; see stupefacient
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Word Origin and History for stupefied
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