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Meaning of STUPEFY

Pronunciation:  'stoopu`fI

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"
  2. [v]  make senseless or dizzy by or as if by a blow; "stun fish"
  3. [v]  make dull or stupid; to muddle with drunkenness or infatuation
 

STUPEFY is a 7 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: amaze, baffle, beat, besot, bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, get, gravel, mystify, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, stun, vex
 
 See Also: bedevil, befuddle, confound, confuse, desensitise, desensitize, discombobulate, elude, escape, figure out, fox, fuddle, immobilise, immobilize, lick, mix up, puzzle out, puzzle over, riddle, solve, stagger, stump, throw, work, work out

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Stu"pe*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stupefied}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Stupefying}.] [F. stup['e]fier, fr. L. stupere to be
stupefied + ficare (in comp.) to make, akin to facere. See
{Stupid}, {Fact}, and cf. {Stupefacient}.] [Written also
{stupify}, especially in England.]
1. To make stupid; to make dull; to blunt the faculty of
   perception or understanding in; to deprive of sensibility;
   to make torpid.



   The fumes of drink discompose and stupefy the brain.
                                               --South.

2. To deprive of material mobility. [Obs.]

         It is not malleable; but yet is not fluent, but
         stupefied.                            --Bacon.

 

 

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