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English noun: stupefaction

1. stupefaction (feeling) a feeling of stupefied astonishment

Broader (hypernym)amazement, astonishment

Narrower (hyponym)daze, shock, stupor

2. stupefaction (cognition) marginal consciousness

SamplesHis grogginess was caused as much by exhaustion as by the blows.
Someone stole his wallet while he was in a drunken stupor.

Synonymsgrogginess, semiconsciousness, stupor

Broader (hypernym)unconsciousness

3. stupefaction (act) the action of stupefying; making dull or lethargic

SamplesThe professor was noted for his stupefaction of the students.

Broader (hypernym)action

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