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(past & past part. stupefied; pres. part. stupefying)  (Written also stupify, especially in England)
Make dull or stupid or muddle with drunkenness or infatuation.  Synonym: besot.
Be a mystery or bewildering to.  Synonyms: amaze, baffle, beat, bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, get, gravel, mystify, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, stick, vex.  "Got me--I don't know the answer!" , "A vexing problem" , "This question really stuck me"
Make senseless or dizzy by or as if by a blow.  Synonym: stun.

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"Stupefy" Quotes from Famous Books

... Strand, is unique. Here, if he wishes, the Briton may for the small sum of half a dollar stupefy himself with food. The god of fatted plenty has the place under his protection. Its ...
— Something New • Pelham Grenville Wodehouse

... greatest activity. Showers of shafts fell from an invisible source from the welkin. Then Bhimasena's son, endued with great prowess of illusion, O foremost of the Kurus, assumed a fierce form, aided by those powers, began to stupefy the Kauravas, O Bharata! The valiant Rakshasa, assuming many fierce and grim heads, began to devour the celestial weapons of the Suta's son. Soon again, the gigantic Rakshasa, with a hundred wounds on his body seemed to lie cheerlessly, as if dead, on the field. The ...
— The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2 • Kisari Mohan Ganguli

... care of that," replied the bishop, "and in order to begin, I am going to strike a blow which will completely stupefy our man." ...
— The Man in the Iron Mask • Alexandre Dumas, Pere

... then, to avoid the possibility of noise or mishap, I will give the lady a potion, which will stupefy her faculties, and cause a deep sleep to lock up all her senses for the space of three or four hours. I will so arrange it, that these hours shall be from eleven to three o'clock, and what is done must be accomplished between those periods of time. You shall, ...
— Ellen Walton - The Villain and His Victims • Alvin Addison

... to stupefy Mr. Langmore and then rob him. But the drug, being too powerful, or used too long, might have done its deadly work. Then the crime may have been discovered by Mrs. Langmore and the murderer might have turned on her to conceal ...
— The Mansion of Mystery - Being a Certain Case of Importance, Taken from the Note-book of Adam Adams, Investigator and Detective • Chester K. Steele

... domestic duties became very light. His wife encouraged him to dine abroad: she would let him off duty at the opera. "Don't stay and stupefy yourself at home to-night, my dear," she would say. "Some men are coming who will only bore you. I would not ask them, but you know it's for your good, and now I have a sheep-dog, I need not be afraid ...
— Vanity Fair • William Makepeace Thackeray

... which watches over the laws within him is not something which he himself (arbitrarily) makes, but it is incorporated in his being. It follows him like his shadow, when he thinks to escape. He may indeed stupefy himself with pleasures and distractions, but cannot avoid now and then coming to himself or awaking, and then he at once perceives its awful voice. In his utmost depravity, he may, indeed, pay no attention to it, but ...
— The Metaphysical Elements of Ethics • Immanuel Kant

Words linked to "Stupefy" :   discombobulate, stupefaction, baffle, fox, bewilder, desensitise, befuddle, throw, immobilise, confuse, elude, stump, escape, confound, desensitize, mix up, fuddle, riddle, immobilize, bedevil

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