Definitions for: Stupefy


[v] be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"
[v] make senseless or dizzy by or as if by a blow; "stun fish"
[v] make dull or stupid; to muddle with drunkenness or infatuation



Webster (1913) Definition: Stu"pe*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stupefied; p. pr. &
vb. n. Stupefying.] [F. stup['e]fier, fr. L. stupere to be
stupefied + ficare (in comp.) to make, akin to facere. See
Stupid, Fact, and cf. Stupefacient.] [Written also
stupify, especially in England.]
1. To make stupid; to make dull; to blunt the faculty of
perception or understanding in; to deprive of sensibility;
to make torpid.



The fumes of drink discompose and stupefy the brain.
--South.

2. To deprive of material mobility. [Obs.]

It is not malleable; but yet is not fluent, but
stupefied. --Bacon.

Synonyms: amaze, baffle, beat, besot, bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, get, gravel, mystify, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, stun, vex

See Also: bedevil, befuddle, confound, confuse, desensitise, desensitize, discombobulate, elude, escape, figure out, fox, fuddle, immobilise, immobilize, lick, mix up, puzzle out, puzzle over, riddle, solve, stagger, stump, throw, work, work out

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