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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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The situation was fast becoming unbearable, and we knew that we should have to deliver a stunning stroke at the Greeks in order to regain the old-time respect in which we had stood.
In short, a sudden, colossal, stunning blow was to be struck.
Now, the noise of the wheels resolved itself into some wild tune in which he could recognise scraps of airs he knew; now, there was nothing in his ears but a stunning and bewildering sound, like rushing water.
Numa turned to flee, but his way was barred by a fusilade of sharp-cornered missiles, and then, upon the edge of the clearing, great Taug met him with a huge fragment of rock as large as a man's head, and down went the Lord of the Jungle beneath the stunning blow.
There is no stunning confutation of his nonsense before men and angels.
Take my word for it, that smile was simply stunning, and it is only you and I who will be fastidious, and complain that true joy begins in the eyes, and that the eyes of Jacky did not accord with her smile, but were anxious and hungry.
She bakes such stunning murphies, we'll have a penn'orth each for tea.
But from the other side came a stunning blow on the point of my jaw, and I heard Paul scream angrily, "Now will you keep away?
What of my impetus and the stunning surprise, I clattered three or four steps along the deck before I could stop myself.
As if that wasn't stunning enough, a hundred lions is turned into the same wild-beast-show all at once
But, it has raised concerns over Defra's decision not to include stunning parameters for poultry killed 'in accordance with religious rites' in the new Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing (WATOK) Regulations.
Groups who practice non-stun slaughter claim that the act of slaughter itself is instantaneous (a fact that is hotly debated by some) and they also point to instances of mis-stun where the stunning is unsuccessful.