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3 definitions found
 for stupefy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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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              The fumes of drink discompose and stupefy the brain.
                                                    --South.
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     2. To deprive of material mobility. [Obs.]
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              It is not malleable; but yet is not fluent, but
              stupefied.                            --Bacon.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  stupefy
      v 1: make dull or stupid or muddle with drunkenness or
           infatuation [syn: besot, stupefy]
      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, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze,
         dumbfound]
      3: make senseless or dizzy by or as if by a blow; "stun fish"
         [syn: stun, stupefy]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  66 Moby Thesaurus words for "stupefy":
     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, desensitize, dope, drug, dull,
     dumbfound, dumbfounder, etherize, faze, flabbergast, freeze,
     hebetate, horrify, kayo, knock out, knock senseless, knock stiff,
     knock unconscious, lay out, narcotize, nonplus, numb, obtund,
     overwhelm, palsy, paralyze, perplex, petrify, put to sleep, rattle,
     scare stiff, scare to death, shock, stagger, startle, strike dead,
     strike dumb, strike terror into, strike with wonder, stun,
     surprise, terrify
  
  

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