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stupefyverb [T]

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

to make someone tired and unable to think clearly
stupefaction
noun [U] uk   /ˌstjuː.pɪˈfæk.ʃən/ us   /ˌstuː.pəˈfæk.ʃən/ 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.pə.faɪd/
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   /ˈstjuː.pɪ.faɪ.ɪŋ/ us   /ˈstuː.pə.faɪ.ɪŋ/
stupefying heat/noise stupefying arrogance
stupefyingly
adverb uk   /ˈstjuː.pɪ.faɪ.ɪŋ.li/ us   /ˈstuː.pə.faɪ.ɪŋ.li/
stupefyingly dull/boring stupefyingly rich
(Definition of stupefy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 classes totally 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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