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 for Stun
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stun \Stun\, n.
     The condition of being stunned.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stun \Stun\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stunned; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Stunning.] [OE. stonien, stownien; either fr. AS. stunian
     to resound (cf. D. stenen to groan, G. st["o]hnen, Icel.
     stynja, Gr. ?, Skr. stan to thunder, and E. thunder), or from
     the same source as E. astonish. [root]168.]
     1. To make senseless or dizzy by violence; to render
        senseless by a blow, as on the head.
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              One hung a poleax at his saddlebow,
              And one a heavy mace to stun the foe. --Dryden.
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     2. To dull or deaden the sensibility of; to overcome;
        especially, to overpower one's sense of hearing.
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              And stunned him with the music of the spheres.
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     3. To astonish; to overpower; to bewilder.
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              William was quite stunned at my discourse. --De Foe.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: make senseless or dizzy by or as if by a blow; "stun fish"
           [syn: stun, stupefy]
      2: hit something or somebody as if with a sandbag [syn:
         sandbag, stun]
      3: overcome as with astonishment or disbelief; "The news stunned
         her" [syn: stun, bedaze, daze]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  94 Moby Thesaurus words for "stun":
     KO, amaze, anesthetize, appall, astonish, astound, awake the dead,
     awe, awestrike, bedaze, bedazzle, bemuse, benumb, besot, bewilder,
     blast, blast the ear, blunt, boggle, boom, bowl down, bowl over,
     chloroform, coldcock, confound, crash, crescendo, daze, dazzle,
     deaden, deafen, desensitize, din, discombobulate, dope, drug, dull,
     dumbfound, dumbfounder, electrify, etherize, fill the air,
     flabbergast, freeze, frighten, horrify, jar, jolt, kayo, knock out,
     knock senseless, knock stiff, knock unconscious, lay out,
     narcotize, nonplus, numb, obtund, overcome, overwhelm, palsy,
     paralyze, peal, perplex, petrify, put to sleep, rattle the windows,
     rend the air, rend the ears, resound, ring, rise, rock the sky,
     scare stiff, scare to death, shake, shake up, shock,
     split the eardrums, split the ears, stagger, startle,
     startle the echoes, strike dead, strike dumb, strike terror into,
     strike with wonder, stupefy, surge, surprise, swell, take aback,
     terrify, thunder

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