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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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Unable to understand what was always going on in a given moment, I opted to relax and go along for the ride, enjoying the total effect of Linton's primary gift, his stunningly beautiful and original imagery.
Stunningly encircled by mountains, the lush expanse of Cape Town's Kirstenbosch Garden constitutes the greatest botanical landscape in southern Africa.
The New York Times' Dave Kehr wrote: "('Baby Face') remains one of the most stunningly sordid films ever made, a standout even among the wave of risque entertainments that filled American screens in the early years of the Depression.
Color plates as well as black-and-white photographs allow for close examination of the stunningly beautiful medieval artwork, and the text spares no details in its examination of the nuances in the manuscript's words and art.
Featuring an informative essay Fictional Freedom: April Gornik's Landscapes by distinguished art critic Donald Kuspit, and a conversation by Dede Young (curator of Modern and contemporary Art for the Neuberger Museum of Art) with April Gornik on and about here work, this superbly presented 167-page monograph beautifully showcases April Gornik's stunningly impressive ethereal landscapes, flawless technical skills, and her own unique "inner eye" as an artist revealing here aesthetic interpretation of natural images.
Crown Of The Continent is a portrait of landscapes and seasons, flora and fauna, captured in stunningly beautiful photography enhanced with an informed and informative text.
The unit, which consists of six officers who patrol motel parking lots across the San Fernando Valley, has proved stunningly successful.
Too undisciplined as performers to rate with testy New York audiences, the Cockettes were rescued from becoming just another insular cloister of dizzy drag queens by the presence of three up-for-anything women members, a stunningly relaxed straight guy named Marshall, and enough hallucinogens to help anyone of any inclination cross the lines.
However, it was the shots of the crowds and the players filmed in slow motion in stunningly stark artificial colors that were memorable.
Sometimes scientists stir excitement not by discovering something fundamentally new but by unveiling something stunningly fundamental--such as the machinery of time.
IF it's your birthday, stunningly supportive rays help you to move on this year, expanding and improving your lifestyle.
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