Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb stupefy

3 senses of stupefy

Sense 1
besot, stupefy -- (make dull or stupid or muddle with drunkenness or infatuation)
       => desensitize, desensitise -- (cause not to be sensitive; "The war desensitized many soldiers"; "The photographic plate was desensitized")

Sense 2
perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound -- (be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me")
       => confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate -- (be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even the teacher")

Sense 3
stun, stupefy -- (make senseless or dizzy by or as if by a blow; "stun fish")
       => immobilize, immobilise -- (cause to be unable to move; "The sudden storm immobilized the traffic")

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