stupefaction


stu·pe·fac·tion

noun \ˌstü-pə-ˈfak-shən, ˌstyü-\

Definition of STUPEFACTION

:  the act of stupefying :  the state of being stupefied

Examples of STUPEFACTION

  1. <upon hearing the diagnosis of cancer, she just sat there in total stupefaction>

Origin of STUPEFACTION

Middle English stupefaccioun, from Medieval Latin stupefaction-, stupefactio, from Latin stupefacere
First Known Use: 15th century

stu·pe·fac·tion

noun \ˌst(y)ü-pə-ˈfak-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of STUPEFACTION

: the act of stupefying or the state of being stupefied

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