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stupefyverb [T]

uk   /ˈstjuː.pɪ.faɪ/  us   /ˈstuː-/
  • stupefy verb [T] (TIRE)

to make someone ​tired and ​unable to ​thinkclearly
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 ​longtime.
stupefying
adjective uk   us   /-ɪŋ/
stupefying heat/​noise stupefying ​arrogance
stupefyingly
adverb uk   us   /-ɪŋ.li/
stupefyingly dull/​boring stupefyingly ​rich
(Definition of stupefy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"stupefy" in American English

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stupefyverb [T]

 us   /ˈstu·pəˌfɑɪ/
  • stupefy verb [T] (TIRE)

to ​tire or ​bore someone so much that the ​person cannot ​think or do anything: His ​classestotally stupefied me.
  • stupefy verb [T] (SURPRISE)

to ​shock someone; ​stun: He was stupefied to ​learn that he was ​fired.
(Definition of stupefy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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