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Meaning of STUPEFACTION

Pronunciation:  `stoopu'fakshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the action of stupefying; making dull or lethargic; "the professor was noted for his stupefaction of the students"
  2. [n]  marginal consciousness; "his grogginess was caused as much by exhaustion and by the blows"; "someone stole his wallet while he was in a drunken stupor"
  3. [n]  a feeling of stupefied astonishment
 

STUPEFACTION is a 12 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: grogginess, semiconsciousness, stupor
 
 See Also: action, amazement, astonishment, daze, shock, stupor, unconsciousness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Stu`pe*fac"tion\, n. [Cf. F. stup['e]faction. See
{Stupefacient}.]
The act of stupefying, or the state of being stupefied.
[Written also {stupifaction}.]

      Resistance of the dictates of conscience brings a
      hardness and stupefaction upon it.       --South.

 

 

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