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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 clearly

stupefy verb [T] (SURPRISE)

to surprise or shock someone very much
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.
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.
stupefying
adjective uk   us   /-ɪŋ/
stupefying heat/noise stupefying arrogance
stupefyingly
adverb uk   us   /-ɪŋ.li/
stupefyingly dull/boring stupefyingly rich
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