Daze transitive verb
, prob. from Icel. dasask
to become weary, a reflexive verb; cf. Sw. dasa
to lie idle, and OD. daesen
to be foolish, insane, daes
, D. dwaas
, foolish, insane, AS. dws
, stupid. . Cf. Dizzy
imperfect & past participle Dazed ; present participle & verbal noun Dazing
- To stupefy with excess of light; with a blow, with cold, or with fear; to confuse; to benumb.
While flashing beams do daze his feeble eyen.
Whose sudden visitations daze the world.
Sir H. Taylor.
He comes out of the room in a dazed state, that is an odd though a sufficient substitute for interest.