AskDefine | Define stupefy

Dictionary Definition



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]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /ˈstupəˌfaɪ/


  1. To dull the senses or capacity to think thereby reducing responsiveness; to dazzle.


dull the senses or capacity to think
  • Dutch: verdoven, verdwazen

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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