abasourdir

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Corruption of ab + assourdir.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

abasourdir

  1. to dumbfound; to baffle; to astonish
  2. to stun or daze with a loud sound

Conjugation[edit]

  • This is a regular verb of the second conjugation, like finir, choisir, and most other verbs with infinitives ending in -ir. One salient feature of this conjugation is the repeated appearance of the infix -iss-.

Usage notes[edit]

  • It is fairly uncommon to conjugate this verb. It is usually used as an adjectival part participle or in compound forms.

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