stupefaction

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EtymologyEdit

PIE root
*dʰeh₁-

From Middle French stupéfaction, from Latin stupefaciō ‎(strike dumb, stun with amazement, stupefy), from stupeō ‎(I am stunned, speechless) (English stupid, stupor) + faciō ‎(do, make).

NounEdit

stupefaction ‎(countable and uncountable, plural stupefactions)

  1. The state of dismay; shock.

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