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stupefy

verb [T] (SURPRISE)    /ˈstjuː.pɪ.faɪ/ US  /ˈstuː-/
to surprise or shock someone very muchSurprising and shockingMaking people sad, shocked and upset stupefaction     /ˌstjuː.pɪˈfæk.ʃən/ US  /ˌstuː-/ noun [U] 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     /ˈstjuː.pɪ.faɪd/ US  /ˈstuː-/ adjective 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     /-ɪŋ/ adjective stupefying heat / noise stupefying arrogance Surprising and shockingMaking people sad, shocked and upsetSerious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad stupefyingly     /-ɪŋ.li/ adverb stupefyingly dull / boring stupefyingly rich Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressionsSerious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad
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