To stupefy is to astonish, shock or make someone unable to think or respond clearly.verb
- When you get someone drunk so he cannot think or respond clearly, this is an example of a situation where you stupefy him.
- When you are astonished and amazed by how much something cost, this is an example of a situation where the price stupefies.
- stupefier noun
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transitive verb stu·pe·fied, stu·pe·fy·ing, stu·pe·fies
- To dull the senses or faculties of. See Synonyms at daze.
- To amaze; astonish.
Origin: Middle English stupefien, from Old French stupefier, from Latin stupefacere : stupēre, to be stunned + facere, to make; see fact.
- stuˈpe·fiˌer noun
- stuˈpe·fyˌing·ly adverb