Definition of Stupefy

1. Verb. Make dull or stupid or muddle with drunkenness or infatuation.

Exact synonyms: Besot
Generic synonyms: Desensitise, Desensitize
Derivative terms: Stupefaction



2. Verb. Be a mystery or bewildering to. "The good news will stupefy her"; "This question really stuck me"

3. Verb. Make senseless or dizzy by or as if by a blow. "Stun fish"
Exact synonyms: Stun
Generic synonyms: Immobilise, Immobilize
Derivative terms: Stupefaction

Definition of Stupefy

1. v. t. To make stupid; to make dull; to blunt the faculty of perception or understanding in; to deprive of sensibility; to make torpid.

Definition of Stupefy

1. Verb. To dull the senses or capacity to think thereby reducing responsiveness; to dazzle. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stupefy

1. to dull the senses of [v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stupefy

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stupefy (current term)
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stupid(p)

Literary usage of Stupefy

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1. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptoms by Robert Burton (1862)
"No, saith J Lucian of his mistress, she is so fair, that if thou dost but see her, she will stupefy thee, kill thee straight, and, Medusa like, ..."

2. The Anatomy of melancholy v. 3 by Robert Burton (1875)
"No, saith l Lucian of his mistress, she is so fair, that if thou dost but see her, she will stupefy thee, kill thee straight, and, Medusa like, ..."

3. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood, John Christopher Atkinson (1872)
"From this source we must probably, with Jamieson, explain IAS founder, to fell, strike down, give such a blow as to stupefy one, and also the sense of ..."

4. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptoms by Robert Burton (1905)
"No, saith * Lucian of his mistress, she is so fair, that if thou dost but see her, she will stupefy thee, kill thee straight, and, Medusa like, ..."

5. Spinning Tops: The "Operatives' Lecture" of the British Association Meeting by John Perry (1890)
"... projectile a huge poisoned smoke- ring, so that it may destroy or stupefy an army miles away. Remember that it is really the same FIG. air all the time. ..."

6. English Botany, Or, Coloured Figures of British Plants by James Sowerby, John Thomas Boswell, Phebe Lankester, John William Salter (1866)
"from Thapsus in Africa, near which place it is said to have formerly abounded. It w one of the many herbs said to poison, or rather to stupefy fish. ..."

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