- (transitive) To perplex, confuse (someone).
- The explanation left him completely befuddled.
- (transitive) To stupefy (someone), especially with alcohol.
- 1983, Basile Kerblay, Modern Soviet Society, page 290:
- ... to the American and French alcoholics, who drink in order to get drunk and befuddle the brain
- See also Thesaurus:confuse
perplex or confuse