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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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I think J Lo has a fabulous figure, perfectly in proportion and stunningly sexy.
These are rooms of her own, but by distilling concrete aspects of their physical profile, Fish touches on the stunningly co mplex and ultimately expressive nature of home.
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.
This yields such stunningly clear and illuminating readings, one only wonders why no one did it before.
Biras Creek is situated on a stunningly beautiful peninsula on Northern Virgin Gorda with dramatic views and unrivalled physical beauty.
This time though, the night ended happily as Brian Viloria dropped Eric Ortiz in a stunningly quick first- round knockout to capture Ortiz' WBC light flyweight (108-pound) title.
Cryptozoo Crew, Volume 1 is a raucous, exciting, and more than a little satirical graphic novel following a handsome, brawny, gung-ho cryptozoologist and his stunningly beautiful not to mention ruthlessly resourseful wife.
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.
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.
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.