stupefy

[stoo-puh-fahy, styoo-]
verb (used with object), stupefied, stupefying.
1.
to put into a state of little or no sensibility; benumb the faculties of; put into a stupor.
2.
to stun, as with a narcotic, a shock, or a strong emotion.
3.
to overwhelm with amazement; astound; astonish.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Middle French stupefierLatin stupefacere to benumb, equivalent to stupe-, stem of stupēre to be numb or stunned + facere to make, do1; see -fy

stupefiedness [stoo-puh-fahyd-nis, -fahy-id-, styoo-] , noun
stupefier, noun
stupefyingly, adverb
unstupefied, adjective
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stupefy (ˈstjuːpɪˌfaɪ)
 
vb , -fies, -fying, -fied
1.  to render insensitive or lethargic
2.  to confuse or astound
 
[C16: from Old French stupefier, from Latin stupefacere; see stupefacient]
 
'stupefier
 
n
 
'stupefying
 
adj
 
'stupefyingly
 
adv

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stupefy
1513 (implied in pp. stupefact), from M.Fr. stupéfier, from L. stupefacere "make stupid or senseless," from stupere "be stunned" (see stupid) + facere "to make" (see factitious).
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Example sentences
Later on, the seniors went outside and handed water to stupefied people shuffling uptown.
Surplus countries are simply stupefied by their plight.
The three adventurous companions were surprised and stupefied, despite their scientific reasonings.
They were alone, they were older, they were stupefied by the demands of language.
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