One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the blow had stupefied her’
stun, daze, befuddle, knock senseless, knock unconscious, knock out, lay out, benumb, numb
2‘they became stupefied by some narcotic’
drug, sedate, anaesthetize, give anaesthetic to, tranquillize, narcotize
knock out, render unconscious
3‘the amount they spend on clothes would stupefy their grandparents’
shock, stun, astound, dumbfound, overwhelm, stagger, amaze, astonish, startle, confound, take aback, shake up, leave open-mouthed, take someone's breath away
informal flabbergast, knock for six, knock sideways, hit like a ton of bricks, bowl over, floor, blow away
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