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stupefy

verb [T] uk   /ˈstjuː.pɪ.faɪ/ us    /ˈstuː-/

stupefy verb [T] (TIRE)

to make someone tired and unable to think clearlyTired and making tired

stupefy verb [T] (SURPRISE)

to surprise or shock someone very muchSurprising and shockingMaking people sad, shocked and upset
stupefaction
noun [U] uk   /ˌstjuː.pɪˈfæk.ʃən/ us    /ˌstuː-/ formal
Because of the drugs, he was in a state of stupefaction by the time we found him.Feelings of surprise and amazementTired and making tired
stupefied
adjective uk   /ˈstjuː.pɪ.faɪd/ us    /ˈstuː-/
Stupefied by tiredness, she just sat in front of the fire. We were so stupefied by the news that we all sat in silence for a long time.SurprisedTired and making tired
stupefying
adjective uk   /-ɪŋ/ us  
stupefying heat/noise stupefying arroganceSurprising and shockingMaking people sad, shocked and upsetSerious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad
stupefyingly
adverb uk   /-ɪŋ.li/ us  
stupefyingly dull/boring stupefyingly richVery and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressionsSerious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad
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