stupefy


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Stupefy \Stu"pe*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stupefied; p. pr. &
   vb. n. Stupefying.] [F. stup['e]fier, fr. L. stupere to be
   stupefied + ficare (in comp.) to make, akin to facere. See
   Stupid, Fact, and cf. Stupefacient.] [Written also
   stupify, especially in England.]
   1. To make stupid; to make dull; to blunt the faculty of
      perception or understanding in; to deprive of sensibility;
      to make torpid.
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            The fumes of drink discompose and stupefy the brain.
                                                  --South.
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   2. To deprive of material mobility. [Obs.]
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            It is not malleable; but yet is not fluent, but
            stupefied.                            --Bacon.
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