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astound

[uh-stound] /əˈstaʊnd/
verb (used with object)
1.
to overwhelm with amazement; astonish greatly; shock with wonder or surprise.
adjective
2.
Archaic. astonished; astounded.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English astoun(e)d, past participle of astonen, variant of astonyen to astonish
Related forms
astoundment, noun
Synonyms
1. See surprise.
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British Dictionary definitions for astoundment

astound

/əˈstaʊnd/
verb
1.
(transitive) to overwhelm with amazement and wonder; bewilder
Word Origin
C17: from astoned amazed, from Old French estoné, from estoner to astonish
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Word Origin and History for astoundment

astound

v.

mid-15c., from Middle English astouned, astoned (c.1300), past participle of astonen, astonien "to stun" (see astonish), with more of the original sense of Vulgar Latin *extonare. Related: Astounded; astounding.

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