stupefaction

  • 1 stupéfaction — [ stypefaksjɔ̃ ] n. f. • v. 1370 méd.; du lat. stupefactus → stupéfait 1 ♦ État d une personne stupéfaite. ⇒ ahurissement, ébahissement, étonnement, stupeur, surprise. « un air de surprise qui devint bientôt de la stupéfaction » (Musset). À la… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Stupefaction — Stu pe*fac tion, n. [Cf. F. stup[ e]faction. See {Stupefacient}.] The act of stupefying, or the state of being stupefied. [Written also {stupifaction}.] [1913 Webster] Resistance of the dictates of conscience brings a hardness and stupefaction… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 stupefaction — 1540s, from M.Fr. stupéfaction (16c.) or Mod.L. stupefactionem (see STUPEFY (Cf. stupefy)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 stupefaction — Stupefaction. s. f. v. Terme dogmatique. Engourdissement d une partie. Causer stupefaction à une partie du corps …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 5 stupefaction — [sto͞o΄pəfak′shən, styo͞o pəfak′shən] n. [Fr stupéfaction] 1. a stupefying or being stupefied 2. stunned amazement or utter bewilderment …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Stupefaction — (v. lat.), Bestürzung, Betäubung, Erstaunen …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 7 stupefaction — index bombshell Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 STUPÉFACTION — s. f. Engourdissement d une partie du corps. Ce remède cause, produit la stupéfaction.   Il signifie au figuré, Étonnement extraordinaire et extatique. À cette nouvelle, il fut frappé de stupéfaction. Être en stupéfaction. Rester en stupéfaction …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 9 STUPÉFACTION — n. f. étonnement profond qui produit la stupeur. à cette nouvelle, il fut frappé de stupéfaction. Il fut longtemps avant de sortir de sa stupéfaction. Revenir de sa stupéfaction. Ma stupéfaction fut complète …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 10 stupéfaction — (stu pé fa ksion ; en vers, de cinq syllabes) s. f. 1°   Engourdissement d une partie du corps. Ce remède cause la stupéfaction. 2°   Fig. Étonnement extraordinaire. Sa stupéfaction fut complète. Il ne pouvait revenir de sa stupéfaction.… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 11 stupefaction — noun 1) alcoholic stupefaction Syn: oblivion, obliviousness, unconsciousness, insensibility, stupor, daze 2) Don shook his head in stupefaction Syn: bewilderment, confusion, perplexity, wonder, amazement …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 12 stupefaction — noun Etymology: Middle English stupefaccioun, from Medieval Latin stupefaction , stupefactio, from Latin stupefacere Date: 15th century the act of stupefying ; the state of being stupefied …

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  • 13 stupefaction — /stooh peuh fak sheuhn, styooh /, n. 1. the state of being stupefied; stupor. 2. overwhelming amazement. [1535 45; < NL stupefaction (s. of stupefactio) senseless state, equiv. to stupefact(us), ptp. of stupefacere to STUPEFY + ion ION] * * * …

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  • 14 stupefaction — /stjupəˈfækʃən/ (say styoohpuh fakshuhn) noun 1. the act of stupefying. 2. the state of being stupefied; stupor; numbness of the faculties. 3. overwhelming amazement. {French stupéfaction} …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 15 stupefaction — stupefy ► VERB (stupefies, stupefied) 1) make (someone) unable to think or feel properly. 2) astonish and shock. DERIVATIVES stupefaction noun. ORIGIN Latin stupefacere, from stupere be struck senseless …

    English terms dictionary

  • 16 stupefaction — noun 1. a feeling of stupefied astonishment • Derivationally related forms: ↑stupefy • Hypernyms: ↑astonishment, ↑amazement • Hyponyms: ↑daze, ↑shock, ↑stupor …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 17 stupefaction — noun The state of dismay; shock. See Also: stupefy, stupid …

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  • 18 stupefaction — stu·pe·fac·tion .st(y)ü pə fak shən n the act of stupefying or the state of being stupefied …

    Medical dictionary

  • 19 stupefaction — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. astonishment, amazement, surprise, perplexity; see stupor , wonder 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A stunned or bewildered condition: befuddle ment, bewilderedness, bewilderment, daze, dis combobulation, fog, muddle,… …

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  • 20 stupefaction — stu·pe fac·tion || ‚stuːpɪ fækʃn /stjuː n. numbness of the senses; amazement, astonishment …

    English contemporary dictionary