Stu"pe*fy (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stupefied (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Stupefying (?).] [F. stup'efier, 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.

<-- temporarily! as by excessive dullness or repetition -->

The fumes of drink discompose and stupefy the brain. South.

2.

To deprive of material mobility.

[Obs.]

It is not malleable; but yet is not fluent, but stupefied. Bacon.

 

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