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Meaning of dazzle

daz•zle

Pronunciation: (daz'ul), [key]
— v., n. -zled, -zling,
—v.t.
  1. to overpower or dim the vision of by intense light: He was dazzled by the sudden sunlight.
  2. to impress deeply; astonish with delight: The glorious palace dazzled him.
—v.i.
  1. to shine or reflect brilliantly: gems dazzling in the sunlight.
  2. to be overpowered by light: Her eyes dazzled in the glare.
  3. to excite admiration by brilliance: Once one is accustomed to such splendor, it no longer dazzles.
—n.
  1. an act or instance of dazzling: the dazzle of the spotlights.
  2. something that dazzles.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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