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
British Dictionary definitions for stupefy
verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
Word Origin for stupefy
Word Origin and History 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).