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stupefaction | stupefactive | stupefied | stupefiedness | stupefier | Stupefy | stupefying | stupendous | stupendously | stupeous | stupid


Verb (usu participle)


Stupefyv. t. [F. stupéfier, fr. L. stupere to be stupefied + ficare (in comp.) to make, akin to facere. See Stupid, Fact, and cf. Stupefacient.].
  •  To make stupid; to make dull; to blunt the faculty of perception or understanding in; to deprive of sensibility; to make torpid.  [1913 Webster]
    "The fumes of drink discompose and stupefy the brain."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To deprive of material mobility.  [1913 Webster]
    "It is not malleable; but yet is not fluent, but stupefied."  [1913 Webster]


Stupefy, v.tr. (-ies, -ied)
1 make stupid or insensible (stupefied with drink).
2 stun with astonishment (the news was stupefying).

stupefacient adj. & n. stupefaction n. stupefactive adj. stupefier n. stupefying adj. stupefyingly adv.
F stup{eacute}fier f. L stupefacere f. stupere be amazed



KO, addle, amaze, anesthetize, appall, astonish, astound, awe, awestrike, bedaze, bedazzle, bemuse, benumb, besot, bewilder, blunt, boggle, bowl down, bowl over, chloroform, coldcock, confound, daze, dazzle, deaden, desensitize, dope, drug, dull, dumbfound, dumbfounder, etherize, faze, flabbergast, freeze, hebetate, horrify, kayo, knock out, knock senseless, knock stiff, knock unconscious, lay out, narcotize, nonplus, numb, obtund, overwhelm, palsy, paralyze, perplex, petrify, put to sleep, rattle, scare stiff, scare to death, shock, stagger, startle, strike dead, strike dumb, strike terror into, strike with wonder, stun, surprise, terrify




VB be insensible, have a rhinoceros hide, show insensibility, not mind, not care, not be affected by, have no desire for, have no interest in, feel no interest in, take no interest in, nil admirari, not care a straw for, disregard, set at naught, turn a deaf ear to, vegetate, render insensible, render callous, blunt, obtund, numb, benumb, paralyze, deaden, hebetate, stun, stupefy, brutify, brutalize, chloroform, anaesthetize, put under, assify, inure, harden the heart, steel, caseharden, sear.


VB wonder, marvel, admire, be surprised, start, stare, open one's eyes, rub one's eyes, turn up one's eyes, gloar, gape, open one's mouth, hold one's breath, look aghast, stand aghast, stand agog, look blank, tombe des nues, not believe one's eyes, not believe one's ears, not believe one's senses, not be able to account for, not know whether one stands on one's head or one's, surprise, astonish, amaze, astound, dumfound, dumfounder, startle, dazzle, daze, strike, strike with wonder, strike with awe, electrify, stun, stupefy, petrify, confound, bewilder, flabbergast, stagger, throw on one's beam ends, fascinate, turn the head, take away one's breath, strike dumb, make one's hair stand on end, make one's tongue cleave to the roof of one's mout, make one stare, take by surprise, be wonderful, beggar description, beggar the imagination, baffle description, stagger belief.

Physical Insensibility

VB be insensible, have a thick skin, have a rhinoceros hide, render insensible, anaesthetize, blunt, pall, obtund, benumb, paralyze, put under the influence of chloroform, stupefy, stun.

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