To make sottish in order to make dull or stupid to stupefy to infatuate
- make lifeless or stupid or muddle with drunkenness or infatuation
- to produce sottish; to make lifeless or stupid; to stupefy; to infatuate.
"affect with a foolish manifestation," 1570s, from be- + sot. Relevant: Besotted; besotting.
(v. t.) To make sottish; to produce lifeless or stupid; to stupefy; to infatuate.