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stunning

/stun·ning/ (stun´ing) loss of function, analogous to unconsciousness.
myocardial stunning  temporarily impaired myocardial function, resulting from a brief episode of ischemia and persisting for some period afterward.

stunning

producing unconsciousness by a blow. See stunner. Various methods are used including a hammer blow, free bullet using a number of different projectiles, immersion of the head in carbon dioxide gas, electric shock, all of them aiming to allow the animal to bleed out while it is still alive. An animal that is dead before it has bled out will be unsuitable for marketing.
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US (un-stunned): Animals were restrained in a crush, with a neck extender apparatus fitted to the yoke, and subjected to traditional Halal slaughter without prior stunning (a clean incision through the structures at the front of the neck--the trachea, oesophagus, carotid arteries and jugular veins).
A recent research carried out at Texas A&M University and by Canada's Food Inspection Agency showed that a method called pneumatic stunning (which is the firing of a metal bolt into the cow's brain followed by a pulverising burst of 150 pounds of air pressure) delivered a force so explosive that it scattered brain tissue throughout the animal.
Cate Blanchett, opposite, is a stunning show-stealer in a Swarovski crystal mesh gown by Giorgio Armani Prive, which explodes with pops of red roses.
EFSA's scientific experts published an opinion relating to the welfare aspects of stunning and killing for animals such as cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry, horses and farmed fish.
The most common method of stunning is by captive bolt gun to strike the animal's skull, whereby a steel bolt is shot into the animal's brain to try and 'stun' it and render it insensitive to pain, but not to kill it.
What's stunning is that where we think civilization began has been decided, mostly, by who has done more digging.
A 16-1 chance with Coral Eurobet for the Guineas, Stunning came through her trial, the Prix Imprudence, in style and has yet to be out of the first three in six races.
A former American Dance Festival scholarship student and gold medalist in the Paris International Modern Dance Competition, Liang rippled and spiraled his way through Journey to Memory II, amazed the audience in the theatrical Noh takeoff of Nine Songs-Section: In the Mountains, and ended the evening with a stunning Tsao solo, China Wind/China Fire: A Prayer.
Other uses are also innocuous: "What a stunning outfit that is.
ADD some sparkle and glamour to your home at a flick of the switch with this stunning chrome and crystal glass chandelier - it's the perfect modern twist on a classic number.