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Stupefy Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    stupefy v
  1. make dull or stupid or muddle with drunkenness or infatuation [syn: besot]
  2. 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" [syn: perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound]
  3. make senseless or dizzy by or as if by a blow; "stun fish" [syn: stun] [also: stupefied]
Stupefy Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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, especially in England.]
  1. To make stupid; to make dull; to blunt the faculty of perception or understanding in; to deprive of sensibility; to make torpid.

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