1. Overpowering consciousness; overpowering the senses; especially, overpowering the sense of hearing; confounding
2. Striking or overpowering with astonishment, especially on account of excellence; as, stunning poetry.
[Slang] C. Kingsley. Stun"ning*ly, adv. [Slang]
(Stun"sail) n. (Naut.) A contraction of Studding sail.
With every rag set, stunsails, sky scrapers and all.Lowell.
(Stunt) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stunted ; p. pr. & vb. n. Stunting.] [See Stint.] To hinder from
growing to the natural size; to prevent the growth of; to stint, to dwarf; as, to stunt a child; to stunt a plant.
When, by a cold penury, I blast the abilities of a nation, and stunt the growth of its active energies, the
ill or may do is beyond all calculation.Burke.
1. A check in growth; also, that which has been checked in growth; a stunted animal or thing.
2. Specifically: A whale two years old, which, having been weaned, is lean, and yields but little blubber.
(Stunt"ed), a. Dwarfed. Stunt"ed*ness, n.
(Stunt"ness), n. Stuntedness; brevity. [R.] Earle.
(||Stu"pa) n. [Skr. stupa.] A mound or monument commemorative of Buddha.
(||Stu"pa) n. [L.] (Med.) See 1st Stupe.
(Stupe) n. [L. stupa, or better stuppa, tow. Cf. Stop, v. t.] (Med.) Cloth or flax dipped in
warm water or medicaments and applied to a hurt or sore.
(Stupe), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stuped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Stuping.] To foment with a stupe. Wiseman.
(Stupe), n. [See Stupid.] A stupid person. [Obs.]
(Stu`pe*fa"cient) a. [L. stupefaciens, p. pr. of stupefacere to stupefy; stupere to be stupefied
+ facere to make. Cf. Stupefy.] [Written also stupifacient.] Producing stupefaction; stupefactive.
n. (Med.) Anything promoting stupefaction; a narcotic.
(Stu`pe*fac"tion) n. [Cf. F. stupéfaction. See Stupefacient.] The act of stupefying, or the
state of being stupefied. [Written also stupifaction.]
Resistance of the dictates of conscience brings a hardness and stupefaction upon it.South.
(Stu`pe*fac"tive) a. & n. [Cf. F. stupéfactif, LL. stupefactivus.] Same as Stupefacient.
[Written also stupifactive.]
(Stu"pe*fied) a. Having been made stupid.
(Stu"pe*fied`ness), n. Quality of being stupid.
(Stu"pe*fi`er) n. One who, or that which, stupefies; a stupefying agent.