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stupor

[stoo-per, styoo-] /ˈstu pər, ˈstyu-/
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
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin: astonishment, insensibility, equivalent to stup(ēre) to be numb or stunned + -or -or1
Related forms
stuporous, adjective
Synonyms
2. inertia, lethargy, daze.
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Examples from the web for stuporous
  • One expert equates driving under the stuporous effects of sleep apnea with driving drunk.
  • Patients should not be given medications by mouth at this time if preoperative, stuporous, or comatose.
  • On admission to the hospital, the patient was disoriented and stuporous.
British Dictionary definitions for stuporous

stupor

/ˈstjuːpə/
noun
1.
a state of unconsciousness
2.
mental dullness; torpor
Derived Forms
stuporous, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Latin, from stupēre to be aghast
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Word Origin and History for stuporous

stupor

n.

late 14c., from Latin stupor "insensibility, numbness, dullness," from stupere "be stunned" (see stupid).

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stuporous in Medicine

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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