Stupefy Definition

sto͝opə-fī, styo͝o-
stupefied, stupefies, stupefying
stupefied, stupefies, stupefying
To cause (someone) to be unable to think clearly or be sensitive to the surroundings; daze.
Was stupefied by the toxic gas.
American Heritage
To bring into a state of stupor; stun; make dull or lethargic.
Webster's New World
To astound, amaze, or bewilder.
Webster's New World

Origin of Stupefy

  • Ultimately from Latin stupefaciō (“strike dumb, stun with amazement, stupefy"), from stupeō (“I am stunned, speechless") (English stupid, stupor) + faciō (“do, make").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English stupefien from Old French stupefier from Latin stupefacere stupēre to be stunned facere to make fact

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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