stupefaction

noun stu·pe·fac·tion \ ˌstü-pə-ˈfak-shən , ˌstyü- \
|Updated on: 9 May 2018

Definition of stupefaction

: 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

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Origin and Etymology of stupefaction

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


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stupefaction

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

medical Definition of stupefaction

: the act of stupefying or the state of being stupefied

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