Mys"ti*fy (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mystified (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Mystifying (?).] [F. mystifier, fr. Gr. + L. -ficare (in comp.) to make. See 1st Mystery, and -fy.]
To involve in mystery; to make obscure or difficult to understand; as, to mystify a passage of Scripture.
To perplex the mind of; to puzzle; to impose upon the credulity of ; as, to mystify an opponent.
He took undue advantage of his credulity and mystified him exceedingly.
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