stupefy

  • 1 Stupefy — 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},… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 stupefy — index confuse (bewilder), drug, lull, muddle, obfuscate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 stupefy — 1510s (implied in pp. stupefact), from M.Fr. stupéfier, from L. stupefacere make stupid or senseless, from stupere be stunned (see STUPID (Cf. stupid)) + facere to make (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 stupefy — *daze, stun, bemuse, benumb, paralyze, petrify Analogous words: *confuse, muddle, addle, fuddle, befuddle: faze, rattle (see EMBARRASS): dumbfound, nonplus, bewilder, mystify (see PUZZLE) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 stupefy — meaning ‘to make insensible’ or ‘to astonish’, is spelt efy (like liquefy and rarefy), not ify (like dignify and modify) …

    Modern English usage

  • 6 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

  • 7 stupefy — [sto͞o′pə fī΄, styo͞o′pə fī΄] vt. stupefied, stupefying [Fr stupéfier < L stupefacere < stupere, to be stunned (see STUPID) + facere, to make, DO1] 1. to bring into a state of stupor; stun; make dull or lethargic 2. to astound, amaze, or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 stupefy — stun / stupefy [v] amaze, shock astonish, astound, bemuse, bewilder, blow away*, bowl over*, confound, confuse, daze, dumbfound, flabbergast, floor*, fog*, give a turn*, hit like ton of bricks*, knock out*, knock over*, knock unconscious, muddle …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 stupefy — transitive verb ( fied; fying) Etymology: Middle English stupifien, modification of Latin stupefacere, from stupēre to be astonished + facere to make, do more at do Date: 15th century 1. to make stupid, groggy, or insensible 2. astonish, astound… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 stupefy — stupefiedness /stooh peuh fuyd nis, fuy id , styooh /, n. stupefier, n. stupefyingly, adv. /stooh peuh fuy , styooh /, v.t., stupefied, stupefying. 1. to put into a state of little or no sensibility; benumb the faculties of; put into a stupor. 2 …

    Universalium

  • 11 stupefy — verb /ˈstupəˌfaɪ/ To dull the senses or capacity to think thereby reducing responsiveness; to dazzle. See Also: stupe, stupid, stupor, stupendous …

    Wiktionary

  • 12 stupefy — stu·pe·fy st(y)ü pə .fī vt, fied; fy·ing to make stupid, groggy, or insensible <stupefied by anesthesia> …

    Medical dictionary

  • 13 stupefy — Synonyms and related words: KO, addle, amaze, anesthetize, appall, astonish, astound, awe, awestrike, bedaze, bedazzle, bemuse, benumb, besot, bewilder, blunt, boggle, bowl down, bowl over, chloroform, coldcock, confound, daze, dazzle, deaden,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 stupefy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. deaden, dull, numb, narcotize; stun, astound, daze, dumbfound. See insensibility, surprise. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To stun] Syn. dull, numb, benumb; see deaden 1 . 2. [To amaze] Syn. astound,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 stupefy —  , stupefied, stupefaction  Don’t confuse the spelling with stupid …

    Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • 16 stupefy — [[t]stju͟ːpɪfaɪ, stu͟ː [/t]] stupefies, stupefying, stupefied VERB If something stupefies you, it shocks or surprises you so much that you cannot think properly for a while. [FORMAL] [V n] ...a violent slap on the side of the head, which stunned… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 stupefy — stu·pe·fy || stuːpɪfaɪ / tju v. dull the senses; stun, make senseless; amaze, astound …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 stupefy — [ stju:pɪfʌɪ] verb (stupefies, stupefying, stupefied) 1》 make (someone) unable to think or feel properly. 2》 astonish and shock. Derivatives stupefaction noun stupefier noun stupefying …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 stupefy — v. a. [Written also Stupify.] Dull, blunt, benumb, muddle, hebetate, make stupid make dull, make torpid …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20 stupefy — verb 1) the blow had stupefied her Syn: stun, daze, knock unconscious, knock out, lay out 2) they were stupefied from the wine Syn: drug, sedate, tranquilize, intoxicate, inebriate; informal dope 3) …

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