stupefaction

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noun stu·pe·fac·tion \ˌstü-pə-ˈfak-shən, ˌstyü-\

Definition of stupefaction

  1. :  the act of stupefying :  the state of being stupefied

Examples of stupefaction in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of stupefaction

Middle English stupefaccioun, from Medieval Latin stupefaction-, stupefactio, from Latin stupefacere


First Known Use: 15th century


Medical Dictionary

stupefaction

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noun stu·pe·fac·tion \ˌst(y)ü-pə-ˈfak-shən\

Medical Definition of stupefaction

  1. :  the act of stupefying or the state of being stupefied



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