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dazzle

[daz-uhl]
verb (used with object), dazzled, dazzling.
1.
to overpower or dim the vision of by intense light: He was dazzled by the sudden sunlight.
2.
to impress deeply; astonish with delight: The glorious palace dazzled him.
verb (used without object), dazzled, dazzling.
3.
to shine or reflect brilliantly: gems dazzling in the sunlight.
4.
to be overpowered by light: Her eyes dazzled in the glare.
5.
to excite admiration by brilliance: Once one is accustomed to such splendor, it no longer dazzles.
noun
6.
an act or instance of dazzling: the dazzle of the spotlights.
7.
something that dazzles.

Origin:
1475–85; daze + -le

dazzler, noun
dazzlingly, adverb
outdazzle, verb (used with object), outdazzled, outdazzling.
overdazzle, verb, overdazzled, overdazzling.
undazzled, adjective
undazzling, adjective


2. awe, overwhelm, overpower, stupefy.
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dazzle (ˈdæzəl)
 
vb
1.  (usually tr) to blind or be blinded partially and temporarily by sudden excessive light
2.  to amaze, as with brilliance: she was dazzled by his wit; she dazzles in this film
 
n
3.  bright light that dazzles
4.  bewilderment caused by glamour, brilliance, etc: the dazzle of fame
 
[C15: from daze]
 
'dazzler
 
n

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dazzle
late 15c., frequentative of M.E. dasen (see daze). Originally intrans.; the trans. sense is from 1530s.
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