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stun

(stŭn),
To stupefy; to render unconscious by cerebral trauma.
[A.S. stunian, to make a loud noise]

stun

(stun) to knock senseless; to render unconscious by a blow or other force.

stun

(stŭn) [Fr. estoner, to shake]
To render unconscious, e.g. by an electrical shock or trauma to the head.
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Onenc and Kaya (2004) reported higher WHC in meat samples of the un-stunned than the percussively and electrically stunned cattle, and in lamb, a higher drip loss was found in stunned compared to unstunned animals (Linares et al.
President Masood Khawaja said: "The animals will be stunned, but not stunned enough to kill them, which complies with our religious rules on slaughter.
One of the clear advantages of stun belts, at least when contrasted with being hit over the head with a club or being shot, is that their use minimizes long-term physical damage to the person being stunned.
If we are not careful, we will have a law which means nothing to the vast majority of people in this country who believe animals should be humanely stunned prior to slaughter.
Emma Slawinski, head of campaigns at Compassion in World Farming, said consumers had a right to know whether the meat they were eating had been slaughtered without being stunned.
Some 83 per cent of 1,000 adults quizzed for us by One Poll said the law should be changed to ensure all animals killed for food production are stunned before slaughter.
The jury cleared police officers of any liability in the death of a 40-year-old man stunned several times during a 2005 incident.
For example, body weight is an important factor in how the body reacts to being stunned and individuals with lower body mass are at a higher risk for adverse health effects.
European and UK legislation requires all animals to be stunned before slaughter to render them insensible to pain.
A new stun monitoring machine has been introduced to guarantee animals used in halal meat have been properly stunned before slaughter.
De La Hoya, absorbing his first defeat in 32 fights, was stunned, but he shouldn't have been, since he spent the final nine minutes acting as though he was looking for a way out of the ring.
Feldman added, "While being stunned was painful, I have fully recovered and there have been no after effects at all.