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daze

[deyz] /deɪz/
verb (used with object), dazed, dazing.
1.
to stun or stupefy with a blow, shock, etc.:
He was dazed by a blow on the head.
2.
to overwhelm; dazzle:
The splendor of the palace dazed her.
noun
3.
a dazed condition; state of bemusement:
After meeting the author, I was in a daze for a week.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English dasen (v.) < Old Norse dasa- (as in dasask to become weary); compare Danish dase to doze, mope
Related forms
dazedly
[dey-zid-lee] /ˈdeɪ zɪd li/ (Show IPA),
adverb
dazedness, noun
half-dazed, adjective
undazed, adjective
undazing, adjective
Synonyms
2. amaze, astound, dumbfound, flabbergast.
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British Dictionary definitions for dazing

daze

/deɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to stun or stupefy, esp by a blow or shock
2.
to bewilder, amaze, or dazzle
noun
3.
a state of stunned confusion or shock (esp in the phrase in a daze)
Derived Forms
dazedly (ˈdeɪzɪdlɪ) adverb
Word Origin
C14: from Old Norse dasa-, as in dasask to grow weary
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Word Origin and History for dazing

daze

v.

early 14c., dasen, perhaps from Old Norse *dasa (cf. dasask "to become weary," with reflexive suffix -sk). Or perhaps from Middle Dutch dasen "act silly." Perhaps originally "to make weary with cold," which is the sense of Icelandic dasask (from the Old Norse word). Related: Dazed.

n.

"a dazed condition," 1825, from daze (v.).

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