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 (sto͞o′pə-fī′, styo͞o′-)
tr.v. stu·pe·fied, stu·pe·fy·ing, stu·pe·fies
1. To cause (someone) to be unable to think clearly or be sensitive to the surroundings; daze: was stupefied by the toxic gas.
2. To amaze; astonish: a race that stupefied the fans.

[Middle English stupefien, from Old French stupefier, from Latin stupefacere : stupēre, to be stunned + facere, to make; see fact.]

stu′pe·fi′er n.
stu′pe·fy′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.stupefied - as if struck dumb with astonishment and surprise; "a circle of policement stood dumbfounded by her denial of having seen the accident"; "the flabbergasted aldermen were speechless"; "was thunderstruck by the news of his promotion"
surprised - taken unawares or suddenly and feeling wonder or astonishment; "surprised by her student's ingenuity"; "surprised that he remembered my name"; "a surprised expression"
2.stupefied - in a state of mental numbness especially as resulting from shock; "he had a dazed expression on his face"; "lay semiconscious, stunned (or stupefied) by the blow"; "was stupid from fatigue"
confused - mentally confused; unable to think with clarity or act intelligently; "the flood of questions left her bewildered and confused"
References in classic literature ?
Indeed, his life seemed to be standing still at a period little in advance of childhood, and to cluster all his reminiscences about that epoch; just as, after the torpor of a heavy blow, the sufferer's reviving consciousness goes back to a moment considerably behind the accident that stupefied him.
It bad stupefied all blessed impulses, and awakened into vivid life the whole brotherhood of bad ones.
One of these papers was as good as a circus, and nearly as good as a spree--certainly a most wonderful treat for a workingman, who was tired out and stupefied, and had never had any education, and whose work was one dull, sordid grind, day after day, and year after year, with never a sight of a green field nor an hour's entertainment, nor anything but liquor to stimulate his imagination.
And the fact is, that a mind stupefied and animalized by every bad influence from the hour of birth, spending the whole of every week-day in unreflecting toil, cannot be done much with by a few hours on Sunday.
And there she stood gazing, in a sort of stupefied fascination, till we turned a corner of the wood and were lost to her view.
an amount so prodigious that it simply stupefied him to think of it.
I shook him, but he only murmured and turned: the smoke had stupefied him.
Too stupefied to be curious myself, I fastened my door and glanced round for the bed.
Great rents and splits branched out in the solid walls, like crystallisation; stupefied birds wheeled about and dropped into the furnace; four fierce figures trudged away, East, West, North, and South, along the night- enshrouded roads, guided by the beacon they had lighted, towards their next destination.
I believe I should have been almost stupefied but for one circumstance.
But I was in a manner stupefied by this turning up of my old misdeed and old acquaintance, and could think of nothing else.
As the child's mind was growing into knowledge, his mind was growing into memory: as her life unfolded, his soul, long stupefied in a cold narrow prison, was unfolding too, and trembling gradually into full consciousness.