v. daz·zled, daz·zling, daz·zles
1. To dim the vision of, especially to blind with intense light.
2. To amaze, overwhelm, or bewilder with spectacular display: a figure skater who dazzled the audience with virtuosic jumps.
1. To become blinded.
2. To inspire admiration or wonder.
The act of dazzling or the state of being dazzled.
[ Frequentative of DAZE.]
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