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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Stupefy


STUPEFY, verb transitive [Latin]

1. To make stupid; to make dull; to blunt the faculty of perception or understanding; to deprive of sensibility. It is a great sin to attempt to stupefy the conscience.

The fumes of passion intoxicate his discerning faculties, as the fumes of drink stupefy the brain.

2. To deprive of material motion.

It is not malleable nor fluent, but stupefied. [Not in use.]