stupor

[stoo-per, styoo-]
noun
1.
suspension or great diminution of sensibility, as in disease or as caused by narcotics, intoxicants, etc.: He lay there in a drunken stupor.
2.
mental torpor; apathy; stupefaction.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin: astonishment, insensibility, equivalent to stup(ēre) to be numb or stunned + -or -or1

stuporous, adjective


2. inertia, lethargy, daze.
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stupor (ˈstjuːpə)
 
n
1.  a state of unconsciousness
2.  mental dullness; torpor
 
[C17: from Latin, from stupēre to be aghast]
 
'stuporous
 
adj

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stupor
late 14c., from L. stupor "insensibility, numbness, dullness," from stupere "be stunned" (see stupid).
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stupor stu·por (stōō'pər, styōō'-)
n.
A state of impaired consciousness characterized by a marked diminution in the capacity to react to environmental stimuli.


stu'por·ous adj.
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