Today’s Word : stupefy

Word : stupefy
PRONUNCIATION:
(STOO-puh-fy, STYOO-) 

 MEANING:

verb tr.:
1. To make someone so bored or tired as unable to think clearly.
2. To amaze. 


ETYMOLOGY:
From French stupéfier (to astound), from Latin stupefacere (to make stupid or senseless), from stupere (to be numb or amazed) + facere (to make). Earliest documented use: before 1600. 


USAGE:
“Craig Kimbrel’s stuff has an almost narcotic attraction to it, an irresistible quality that can stupefy.”
Steve Hummer; Braves Closer Took Unusual Path to Role; The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Georgia); May 21, 2011. 

Explore “stupefy” in the Visual Thesaurus. 

courtesy: wordsmith

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