verb (used with object), stu·pe·fied, stu·pe·fy·ing.
Origin of stupefy
Examples from the Web for stupefy
The rage of his being seemed to stupefy him; he could not resist the sensation of the unnatural.Wild Youth, Volume Complete|Gilbert Parker
To stupefy oneself with other wines, is brutal; but to raise oneself to the seventh heaven with thee, is quite ethereal.Newton Forster|Captain Frederick Marryat
These words seemed at first to stupefy Mat: they burst upon him in the shape of a revelation for which he was totally unprepared.Hide and Seek|Wilkie Collins
I knew that a glass of brandy was enough to stupefy the man, and to make him sleep soundly.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
She would drink herself into a frenzy and then stupefy herself with opiates.Who?|Elizabeth Kent
verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
Word Origin for stupefy
1510s (implied in past participle stupefact), from Middle French stupéfier, from Latin stupefacere "make stupid or senseless," from stupere "be stunned" (see stupid) + facere "to make" (see factitious).