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

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

stuporous, adjective

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

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., from L. stupor "insensibility, numbness, dullness," from stupere "be stunned" (see stupid).
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stupor stu·por (stōō'pər, styōō'-)
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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Example sentences
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.
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