Dazzle Daz"zle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dazzled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dazzling}.] [Freq. of daze.] 1. To overpower with light; to confuse the sight of by brilliance of light. [1913 Webster]

Those heavenly shapes Will dazzle now the earthly, with their blaze Insufferably bright. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

An unreflected light did never yet Dazzle the vision feminine. --Sir H. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

2. To bewilder or surprise with brilliancy or display of any kind. ``Dazzled and drove back his enemies.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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