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stupefy

[ stoo-puh-fahy, styoo- ]
/ 藞stu p蓹藢fa瑟, 藞styu- /
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verb (used with object), stu路pe路fied, stu路pe路fy路ing.
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.
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Origin of stupefy

1590鈥1600; <Middle French stupefier 鈮 Latin stupefacere to benumb, equivalent to stupe-, stem of stup膿re to be numb or stunned + facere to make, do1; see -fy

OTHER WORDS FROM stupefy

stu路pe路fied路ness [stoo-puh-fahyd-nis, -fahy-id-, styoo-], /藞stu p蓹藢fa瑟d n瑟s, -藢fa瑟 瑟d-, 藞styu-/, nounstu路pe路fi路er, nounstu路pe路fy路ing路ly, adverbun路stu路pe路fied, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for stupefy

stupefy
/ (藞stju藧p瑟藢fa瑟) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
to render insensitive or lethargic
to confuse or astound

Derived forms of stupefy

stupefier, nounstupefying, adjectivestupefyingly, adverb

Word Origin for stupefy

C16: from Old French stupefier, from Latin stupefacere; see stupefacient
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