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baffle

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1  —as in:
baffled her
Definition to completely confuse someone
  • She looked baffled by the question.
baffled = completely confused
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Doctors are baffled by her symptoms.
  • baffled = completely confused
  •   "'Tis no use, William," she repeated.
      At the door he turned and looked back, his face baffled and unhappy.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • baffled = at a loss as to what to do
  • Dr. David was also baffled why they weren't coming.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • baffled = unable to understand
  • No wonder his father had been so baffled by him.
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
  • baffled = completely confused
  • In the baffled silence I began to uncoil slowly.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • baffled = confused
  • — we all talked at once to a baffled clerk and thought, or pretended to think, that we were being very funny ....
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • baffled = confused
  • I was still baffled by it all.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Selection
  • baffled = completely confused
  • Many aspects of Chris's personality baffled his parents.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • baffled = completely confused
  • "Whas moo g-goo g-gipn?" Chris asked, baffled by the strange words on the menu.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
baffled = confused

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2  —as in:
acoustic baffle
Definition something constructed to control the flow of sound or fluid
  • The car's tail pipe has an acoustic baffle to reduce noise.
baffle = something constructed to control the flow of sound or fluid
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • From here it goes into the baffle tank, then over to the warming pan, and finally into the settling tank.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • baffle = something constructed to control the flow of fluid
  • Sugar-Girl nudged Otis with her elbow, and he stepped up and helped them get her situated between the extractor and the baffle tank.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
baffle = something constructed to control the flow of fluid

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Less commonly:
Less commonly, baffles is used to describe the area in the water directly behind a submarine or ship where hull-mounted sonar cannot hear because of the dynamic of ship design and water flow.

Even less commonly there are other technical uses of the word baffle relating to medicine, heat transfer, and mechanics.
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