Definition of mystify
- mystify an interpretation of a prophecy
The cause of the disease mystified doctors for many years.
The magician has been mystifying his audiences for years with his amazing tricks.
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First Known Use: 1814See Words from the same year
blow one's mind, go to one's head;
: to confuse (someone) completely
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to speak or write verbosely and windily
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