- a stupefying or being stupefied
- stunned amazement or utter bewilderment
Origin of stupefactionFrench stupéfaction
- a. The act or an instance of stupefying.b. The state of being stupefied.
- Great astonishment or consternation.
Ultimately from Latin stupefaciÅ (â€œstrike dumb, stun with amazement, stupefyâ€), from stupeÅ (â€œI am stunned, speechlessâ€) (English stupid, stupor) + faciÅ (â€œdo, makeâ€).