- 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
Related Words for stupefyperplex, astonish, bewilder, astound, nonplus, bemuse, flabbergast, daze, deaden, benumb, dull, numb, surprise, startle, shock, dazzle, rattle, blunt, confuse, confound
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Historical Examples of stupefy
When he felt it whipping about in him, he drank alcohol to stupefy it and get some ease for himself.O Pioneers!
We had to stupefy them a little, since they had their swords, and I feared that they might resist.The Red True Story Book
If the old man had meant to stupefy his questioner, he could not better have succeeded.Laramie Holds the Range
Frank H. Spearman
Consider the bringing to the Jove there news of such magnitude as to stupefy him!Diana of the Crossways, Complete
I was obliged to etherize it a little, so as to stupefy it, and render it less uneasy.The Insect
- to render insensitive or lethargic
- to confuse or astound