Definition for DAZ'ZLE

DAZ'ZLE, v.t. [In Sax. dwæs is dull, stupid, foolish; dwæscan, to extinguish; dysi or dysig, dizzy.]

  1. To overpower with light; to hinder distinct vision by intense light; or to cause to shake; to render unsteady, as the sight. We say, the brightness of the sun dazzles the eyes or the sight.
  2. To strike or surprise with a bright or intense light; to dim or blind by a glare of light, or by splendor, in a literal or figurative sense; as, to be dazzled by resplendent glory, or by a brilliant expression.

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