Daze Daze (d[=a]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dazed} (d[=a]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Dazing}.] [OE. dasen, prob. from Icel. dasask to become weary, a reflexive verb; cf. Sw. dasa to lie idle, and OD. daesen to be foolish, insane, daes, dwaes, D. dwaas, foolish, insane, AS. dw[=ae]s, dysig, stupid. [root]71. Cf. {Dizzy}, {Doze}.] To stupefy with excess of light; with a blow, with cold, or with fear; to confuse; to benumb. [1913 Webster]

While flashing beams do daze his feeble eyen. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

Such souls, Whose sudden visitations daze the world. --Sir H. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

He comes out of the room in a dazed state, that is an odd though a sufficient substitute for interest. --Dickens. [1913 Webster]

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