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dazed

verb

  1. (blind)  to cause someone to lose clear vision, especially from intense light
    Synonyms: bedazzle, dazzle. Type of: blind
  2. (de-sensitize)  to overcome as with astonishment or disbelief
    Synonyms: bedaze, stun. Type of: de-sensitize

adjective

  1. (confused)  in a state of mental numbness, especially as resulting from shock
    Synonyms: stunned, stupefied, stupid [predicate]. Similar to: confused
  2. (lethargic)  stunned or confused and slow to react (as from blows, drunkenness, or exhaustion)
    Synonyms: foggy, groggy, logy, stuporous. Similar to: lethargic

Etymology summary

from Old Norse dasa-, as in dasask to grow weary
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

dazed | daze

in a state of stunned confusion or shock | to stun or stupefy, especially by a blow or shock | to bewilder, amaze, or dazzle | a state of stunned ... (27 of 382 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

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daze

to stun or stupefy, especially by a blow or shock | to bewilder, amaze, or dazzle | a state of stunned confusion or shock (especially in the phrase in ... (27 of 490 words, 3 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/daze

Random House Dictionary:

daze | dazed [past tense] | dazing [present participle] | a dazed condition [sense-specific] | state of bemusement [sense-specific]

to stun or stupefy with a blow, shock, etc.. | to overwhelm; dazzle. | a dazed condition; state of bemusement (18 of 58 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/daze

New World Dictionary:

daze | dazed [past tense] | dazing [present participle] | dazedly [adverb, related]

to stupefy, stun, or bewilder, as by a shock or blow | to dazzle | a dazed condition (16 of 49 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

dazed

unable to think clearly or understand what is happening because you are surprised, upset, tired, or have been hit on the head (22 of 45 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/dazed

daze | in a daze

"in a daze": not concentrating, thinking clearly, or understanding what is happening around you (14 of 45 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/daze

American Heritage Dictionary:

daze | dazed [past tense] | dazing [present participle] | dazes [3rd-person singular present]

To stun, as with a heavy blow or shock; stupefy. | To dazzle, as with strong light. | A stunned or bewildered condition. (21 of 44 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/daze

Cambridge Dictionary:

dazed

very confused and unable to think clearly because you are shocked or have hit your head (16 of 29 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/dazed

daze | in a daze

unable to think clearly (4 of 19 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

dazed | stunned [synonym, sense-specific]

in a state of shock or confusion | stunned | simple past tense and past participle of daze (16 of 21 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/dazed

daze | dazes [plural] | dazed [past tense] | dazing [present participle]

The state of being dazed | [mining] A glittering stone. | To stupefy with excess of light; with a blow, with cold, or with fear; to confuse; to benumb. (27 of 34 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/daze

Merriam-Webster:

daze | dazed [past tense] | dazing [present participle] | stun [synonym, sense-specific] | rock [synonym, sense-specific] | doiled [similar, sense-specific] | deaden [similar, sense-specific] | knock out [similar, sense-specific] | paralyze [similar, sense-specific] | ...

to stupefy especially by a blow; "stun" | to dazzle with light (11 of 140 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/daze

Wikipedia:

Daze [disambiguation]

may refer to: Daze (comics), a fictional character who appeared in Marvel Comics' MC2 series J2 | Daze (Eurodance band), a Eurodance band | Daze, Burkina Faso, a village in Tenkodogo Department, Boulgou, Burkina Faso | Daze, Jiangmen (大泽镇), town... (37 of 113 words, 6 definitions)

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Oxford Dictionary:

daze | dazedly [derived]

(especially of an emotional or physical shock) make (someone) unable to think or react properly | [singular] | a state of stunned confusion or ... (22 of 91 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

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Encarta Dictionary:

daze | dazed [past tense] | dazing [present participle] | dazes [3rd-person singular present]

a state of confusion and unclear thinking, often the result of a blow or shock | to leave somebody wholly or partly unconscious or unable to think ... (26 of 106 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861602778​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

dazed | daze

First use: 14th century

Origin: from Old Norse dasa-, as in dasask to grow weary

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/dazed

Online Etymology:

daze

First use: early 14th century

Origin: dasen, perhaps from Old Norse *dasa (compare dasask "to become weary", with reflexive suffix -sk). Or perhaps from Middle ... (22 of 54 etymology words)

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New World Dictionary:

daze | dazed [past tense] | dazing [present participle]

Origin: Middle English dasen from Old Norse dasa-, reflexive dasast, to become weary from dasi, lazy, tired from Indo-European ... (18 of 27 etymology words)

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Merriam-Webster:

daze | dazed [past tense] | dazing [present participle]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English dasen, from Old Norse *dasa; akin to Old Norse dasask to become exhausted

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/daze

Oxford Dictionary:

daze

Origin: Middle English: back-formation from dazed (adjective), from Old Norse dasathr "weary"; compare with Swedish dasa "lie idle"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/daze

American Heritage Dictionary:

daze | dazed [past tense] | dazing [present participle] | dazes [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English dasen, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse dasask, to become weary.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/daze

Encarta Dictionary:

daze | dazed [past tense] | dazing [present participle] | dazes [3rd-person singular present]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Back-formation from dazed from Old Norse dasaĆ°r "weary from cold or exertion"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861602778​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Macmillan British Dictionary:

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

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Cambridge Dictionary:

dazed

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daze

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the Free Dictionary:

dazed

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Collins Dictionary:

daze

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Google Dictionary:

daze | dazed [past tense] | dazing [present participle] | dazes [3rd-person singular present]

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

daze

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YourDictionary Audio:

daze

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