Stunned
Stun Stun, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stunned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stunning}.] [OE. stonien, stownien; either fr. AS. stunian to resound (cf. D. stenen to groan, G. st["o]hnen, Icel. stynja, Gr. ?, Skr. stan to thunder, and E. thunder), or from the same source as E. astonish. [root]168.] 1. To make senseless or dizzy by violence; to render senseless by a blow, as on the head. [1913 Webster]

One hung a poleax at his saddlebow, And one a heavy mace to stun the foe. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To dull or deaden the sensibility of; to overcome; especially, to overpower one's sense of hearing. [1913 Webster]

And stunned him with the music of the spheres. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

3. To astonish; to overpower; to bewilder. [1913 Webster]

William was quite stunned at my discourse. --De Foe. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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