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3 definitions found
 for stupefying
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stupefy \Stu"pe*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stupefied; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Stupefying.] [F. stup['e]fier, fr. L. stupere to be
     stupefied + ficare (in comp.) to make, akin to facere. See
     Stupid, Fact, and cf. Stupefacient.] [Written also
     stupify, especially in England.]
     1. To make stupid; to make dull; to blunt the faculty of
        perception or understanding in; to deprive of sensibility;
        to make torpid.
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              The fumes of drink discompose and stupefy the brain.
                                                    --South.
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     2. To deprive of material mobility. [Obs.]
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              It is not malleable; but yet is not fluent, but
              stupefied.                            --Bacon.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  stupefying
      adj 1: so surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelm; "such
             an enormous response was astonishing"; "an astounding
             achievement"; "the amount of money required was
             staggering"; "suffered a staggering defeat"; "the figure
             inside the boucle dress was stupefying" [syn:
             astonishing, astounding, staggering, stupefying]
      2: making physically stupid or dull or insensible; "a stupefying
         blow to the head"; "the stupefying effects of hemp"
      3: shocking with surprise and consternation; "the stupefying
         impact of the tragedy"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  42 Moby Thesaurus words for "stupefying":
     analgesic, anesthetic, bloodcurdling, deadening, dulling,
     exceptional, extraordinary, fabulous, hair-raising, indescribable,
     ineffable, legendary, marvelous, mythical, narcotic, noteworthy,
     numbing, paralyzing, petrifying, phenomenal, portentous,
     prodigious, remarkable, stunning, stupendous, terrifying, terror,
     terror-bearing, terror-breathing, terror-breeding, terror-bringing,
     terror-fraught, terror-giving, terror-inspiring, terror-striking,
     terrorful, terroristic, unexampled, unparalleled, unprecedented,
     unspeakable, wonderful
  
  

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