Definitions

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  • v. To make stupid in intellect.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To make stupid in intellect.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make dull or stupid; reduce to the condition of a dunce.

Etymologies

dunce +‎ -ify (Wiktionary)

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  • I was looking for a single word that could translate the Slovene word poneumljati, "to make stupid", and found this. Unfortunately, it is not listed in dictionaries of current English, so I decided against using it. Instead, I chose the locution "dull the mind of ..." But what a great, and timely word! It needs to be revived. Contemporary society needs this word!

    October 26, 2010