stupefy


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stu·pe·fy

 (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.

stupefy

(ˈstjuːpɪˌfaɪ)
vb (tr) , -fies, -fying or -fied
1. to render insensitive or lethargic
2. to confuse or astound
[C16: from Old French stupefier, from Latin stupefacere; see stupefacient]
ˈstupeˌfier n
ˈstupeˌfying adj
ˈstupeˌfyingly adv

stu•pe•fy

(ˈstu pəˌfaɪ, ˈstyu-)

v.t. -fied, -fy•ing.
1. to benumb the faculties of; put into a stupor.
2. to stun, as with strong emotion.
3. to overwhelm with amazement; astound; astonish.
[1590–1600; < Middle French stupefier « Latin stupefacere to benumb =stupe-, s. of stupēre to be numb or stunned + facere to make, do1; see -fy]
stu′pe•fied`ness, n.
stu′pe•fi`er, n.
stu′pe•fy`ing•ly, adv.

stupefy


Past participle: stupefied
Gerund: stupefying

Imperative
stupefy
stupefy
Present
I stupefy
you stupefy
he/she/it stupefies
we stupefy
you stupefy
they stupefy
Preterite
I stupefied
you stupefied
he/she/it stupefied
we stupefied
you stupefied
they stupefied
Present Continuous
I am stupefying
you are stupefying
he/she/it is stupefying
we are stupefying
you are stupefying
they are stupefying
Present Perfect
I have stupefied
you have stupefied
he/she/it has stupefied
we have stupefied
you have stupefied
they have stupefied
Past Continuous
I was stupefying
you were stupefying
he/she/it was stupefying
we were stupefying
you were stupefying
they were stupefying
Past Perfect
I had stupefied
you had stupefied
he/she/it had stupefied
we had stupefied
you had stupefied
they had stupefied
Future
I will stupefy
you will stupefy
he/she/it will stupefy
we will stupefy
you will stupefy
they will stupefy
Future Perfect
I will have stupefied
you will have stupefied
he/she/it will have stupefied
we will have stupefied
you will have stupefied
they will have stupefied
Future Continuous
I will be stupefying
you will be stupefying
he/she/it will be stupefying
we will be stupefying
you will be stupefying
they will be stupefying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been stupefying
you have been stupefying
he/she/it has been stupefying
we have been stupefying
you have been stupefying
they have been stupefying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been stupefying
you will have been stupefying
he/she/it will have been stupefying
we will have been stupefying
you will have been stupefying
they will have been stupefying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been stupefying
you had been stupefying
he/she/it had been stupefying
we had been stupefying
you had been stupefying
they had been stupefying
Conditional
I would stupefy
you would stupefy
he/she/it would stupefy
we would stupefy
you would stupefy
they would stupefy
Past Conditional
I would have stupefied
you would have stupefied
he/she/it would have stupefied
we would have stupefied
you would have stupefied
they would have stupefied
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.stupefy - make dull or stupid or muddle with drunkenness or infatuation
desensitise, desensitize - cause not to be sensitive; "The war desensitized many soldiers"; "The photographic plate was desensitized"
2.stupefy - be a mystery or bewildering tostupefy - be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"
stump, mix up - cause to be perplexed or confounded; "This problem stumped her"
befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, fox, bedevil, fuddle, throw - be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even the teacher"
riddle - set a difficult problem or riddle; "riddle me a riddle"
elude, escape - be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by; "What you are seeing in him eludes me"
3.stupefy - make senseless or dizzy by or as if by a blow; "stun fish"
immobilise, immobilize - cause to be unable to move; "The sudden storm immobilized the traffic"

stupefy

verb astound, shock, amaze, stun, stagger, bewilder, numb, daze, confound, knock senseless, dumbfound The aim is to shock, upset, stupefy, or just plain scare them.

stupefy

verb
1. To dull the senses, as with a heavy blow, a shock, or fatigue:
Chiefly Regional: maze.
2. To make or become less keen or responsive:
3. To render helpless, as by emotion:
Translations
يُخَدِّر، يُذْهِل
ohromitzmást
gøre omtåget
ljósta furîu, gera furîu lostinn
apstulbinimas
apmulsinātapstulbināt
verdovenverdwazen

stupefy

[ˈstjuːpɪfaɪ] VT
1. (through tiredness, alcohol) → atontar
stupefied by drinken estado de estupor después de haber bebido; (permanently) → embrutecido por el alcohol
2. (= astound) → dejar estupefacto or pasmado

stupefy

[ˈstjuːpɪfaɪ] vt
(= daze) [blow] → étourdir; [drink, tiredness, heavy meal] → abrutir
(= astound) → stupéfier

stupefy

vtbenommen machen; (fig: = amaze, surprise) → verblüffen; to be stupefied by drinkvom Alkohol benommen sein

stupefy

[ˈstjuːpɪˌfaɪ] vt (subj, tiredness, alcohol) → stordire, istupidire (fig) (astound) → stupire, sbalordire

stupefy

(ˈstjuːpifai) verb
to bewilder, confuse or amaze.
ˌstupeˈfaction (-ˈfӕkʃən) noun
References in classic literature ?
Men have been fished out of them alive; but it was when they did not go to a great depth; the cold of the great depths would quickly stupefy a man, whether he was hurt or unhurt.
All who knew Sancho Panza were astonished to hear him speak so elegantly, and did not know what to attribute it to unless it were that office and grave responsibility either smarten or stupefy men's wits.
He did not like whiskey, but he drank to stupefy himself.
I will take care of that," replied the bishop, "and in order to begin, I am going to strike a blow which will completely stupefy our man.
To see land and water curving upward in the distance until it seemed to stand on edge where it melted into the distant sky, and to feel that seas and mountains hung suspended directly above one's head required such a complete reversal of the perceptive and reasoning faculties as almost to stupefy one.
Deprived of air it would die; but if only a sufficient amount of the gas was introduced to stupefy an ordinary creature it would have no effect upon the rykor, who had no objective mind to overcome.
Don't stay and stupefy yourself at home to-night, my dear," she would say.