Stun

Definition of Stun

v. t.1.To make senseless or dizzy by violence; to render senseless by a blow, as on the head.
[imp. & p. p. Stunned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Stunning.]
One hung a poleax at his saddlebow,
And one a heavy mace to stun the foe.
- Dryden.
2.To dull or deaden the sensibility of; to overcome; especially, to overpower one's sense of hearing.
And stunned him with the music of the spheres.
- Pope.
3.To astonish; to overpower; to bewilder.
William was quite stunned at my discourse.
- De Foe.
n.1.The condition of being stunned.

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