Stupefy : Definition


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Definitions of Stupefy

Pronunciation : Stu"pe*fy
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [F. stupéfier, 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.]
Definition : 1. To make stupid; to make dull; to blunt the faculty of perception or understanding in; to deprive of sensibility; to make torpid. The fumes of drink discompose and stupefy the brain. South.

2. To deprive of material mobility. [Obs.] It is not malleable; but yet is not fluent, but stupefied. Bacon.

t. [imp. & p. p. Stupefied; p. pr. & vb. n. Stupefying.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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