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Definition of stupefy verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

stupefy

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈstjuːpɪfaɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstuːpɪfaɪ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they stupefy
BrE BrE//ˈstjuːpɪfaɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstuːpɪfaɪ//
 
he / she / it stupefies
BrE BrE//ˈstjuːpɪfaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstuːpɪfaɪz//
 
past simple stupefied
BrE BrE//ˈstjuːpɪfaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstuːpɪfaɪd//
 
past participle stupefied
BrE BrE//ˈstjuːpɪfaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstuːpɪfaɪd//
 
-ing form stupefying
BrE BrE//ˈstjuːpɪfaɪɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstuːpɪfaɪɪŋ//
 
Surprise
 
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[often passive] stupefy somebody to surprise or shock somebody; to make somebody unable to think clearly He was stupefied by the amount they had spent. She was stupefied with cold. See related entries: Surprise Word Origin late Middle English: from French stupéfier, from Latin stupefacere, from stupere ‘be struck senseless’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: stupefy