- 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 (“strike dumb, stun with amazement, stupefy"), from stupeÅ (“I am stunned, speechless") (English stupid, stupor) + faciÅ (“do, make").