stupefy

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

Definition of stupefy

stupefied

stupefying

  1. 1 :  to make stupid, groggy, or insensible

  2. 2 :  astonish, astound

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>

Origin and Etymology 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


STUPEFY Defined for English Language Learners

stupefy

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

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. 1 :  to make confused or unable to think clearly

  2. 2 :  astonish, astound


Medical Dictionary

stupefy

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

Medical Definition of stupefy

stupefied

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stupefying

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



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