stupefy

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

Definition of stupefy

stupefied; stupefying
transitive verb
1 :to make stupid, groggy, or insensible

stupefyingly

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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

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Origin and Etymology of stupefy

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


STUPEFY Defined for English Language Learners

stupefy

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Definition of stupefy for English Language Learners

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


STUPEFY Defined for Kids

stupefy

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

Definition of stupefy for Students

stupefied; stupefying
1 :to make confused or unable to think clearly

Medical Dictionary

stupefy

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

medical Definition of stupefy

stupefied; stupefying
:to make stupid, groggy, or insensible
  • stupefied by anesthesia


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