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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.]
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|Adj.||1.||stupefying - so surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelm; "such an enormous response was astonishing"; "an astounding achievement"; "the amount of money required was staggering"; "suffered a staggering defeat"; "the figure inside the boucle dress was stupefying"|
impressive - making a strong or vivid impression; "an impressive ceremony"
|2.||stupefying - making physically stupid or dull or insensible; "a stupefying blow to the head"; "the stupefying effects of hemp"|
disorienting - causing loss of physical or intellectual bearings; "making so many turns to the right and then the left was completely disorienting"; "a sharp blow to the head can be disorienting"
|3.||stupefying - shocking with surprise and consternation; "the stupefying impact of the tragedy"|
alarming - frightening because of an awareness of danger