Word of the Day – Stupefy

By February 9, 2020Word of the Day

Stupefy (verb)


Make (someone) unable to think or feel properly. Astonish or shock

Late Middle English from French stupéfier, from Latin stupefacere, from stupere ‘be struck senseless’.

Example sentences

“He laced her drink with drugs to stupefy her.”

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