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Date: 1800-1900
Language: French
Origin: mystifier, from mystère; MYSTERY PLAY

mystify

verb
     
mys‧ti‧fy past tense and past participle mystified, present participle mystifying, third person singular mystifies [transitive]
if something mystifies you, it is so strange or confusing that you cannot understand or explain it [= baffle]:
Her disappearance has mystified her friends and neighbors.
mystifying adjective:
Snake charming is always fascinating and at times mystifying.

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