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stupefaction

[stoo-puh-fak-shuh n, styoo-] /ˌstu pəˈfæk ʃən, ˌstyu-/
noun
1.
the state of being stupefied; stupor.
2.
overwhelming amazement.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; < Neo-Latin stupefactiōn- (stem of stupefactiō) senseless state, equivalent to stupefact(us), past participle of stupefacere to stupefy + -iōn- -ion
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Examples for stupefaction
  • Their stupefaction was gratifying, in that it confirmed the felt gravity of my decision.
  • They feast and drink together to stupefaction, wound each other, and experience a kind of dying and eventual healing.
  • As you can imagine, this advice was greeted with stares of stupefaction.
  • The sentence of stupefaction does not seem to be enforced till after.
British Dictionary definitions for stupefaction

stupefaction

/ˌstjuːpɪˈfækʃən/
noun
1.
astonishment
2.
the act of stupefying or the state of being stupefied
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