Meaning of “stupefy” in the English Dictionary

"stupefy" in British English

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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

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.
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.
adjective uk /ˈstjuː.pɪ.faɪ.ɪŋ/ us /ˈstuː.pə.faɪ.ɪŋ/

stupefying heat/noise
stupefying arrogance
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)