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stupefy

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transitive verb stu·pe·fy \ˈstü-pə-ˌfī, ˈstyü-\

Simple Definition of stupefy

  • : to shock or surprise (someone) very much : to cause (someone) to become confused or unable to think clearly

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of stupefy

stupefiedstupefying

  1. 1 :  to make stupid, groggy, or insensible

  2. 2 :  astonish, astound

stupefyingly play \-iŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of stupefy in a sentence

  1. <stupefied by the ruling that he could not compete because his missed the qualifying age by two days>



Origin of stupefy

Middle English stupifien, modification of Latin stupefacere, from stupēre to be astonished + facere to make, do — more at do


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with stupefy

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STUPEFY Defined for Kids

stupefy

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verb stu·pe·fy \ˈstü-pə-ˌfī, ˈstyü-\

Definition of stupefy for Students

stupefiedstupefying

  1. 1 :  to make confused or unable to think clearly

  2. 2 :  astonish, astound




Medical Dictionary

stupefy

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transitive verb stu·pe·fy \ˈst(y)ü-pə-ˌfī\

Medical Definition of stupefy

stupefied; stupefying

  1. :  to make stupid, groggy, or insensible <stupefied by anesthesia>





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