stupefaction

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or an instance of stupefying.
  • noun The state of being stupefied.
  • noun Great astonishment or consternation.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of stupefying, or the state of being stupefied.
  • noun A stolid or senseless state; torpor; insensibility; stupidity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of stupefying, or the state of being stupefied.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state of dismay; shock.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a feeling of stupefied astonishment
  • noun the action of stupefying; making dull or lethargic
  • noun marginal consciousness

Etymologies

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Ultimately from Latin stupefaciō ("strike dumb, stun with amazement, stupefy"), from stupeō ("I am stunned, speechless") (English stupid, stupor) + faciō ("do, make").

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