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

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


Full Definition of STUPEFY

:  to make stupid, groggy, or insensible
stu·pe·fy·ing·ly \-iŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of STUPEFY

  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

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STUPEFY Defined for Kids


verb stu·pe·fy \ˈstü-pə-ˌfī, ˈstyü-\

Definition of STUPEFY for Kids

:  to make confused or unable to think clearly
Medical Dictionary


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

Medical Definition of STUPEFY

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


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