[ soh-per ]
/ ˈsoʊ pər /
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Pathology. a deep, unnatural sleep; lethargy.
Often sopors. Slang. methaqualone.
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Origin of sopor
1650–60; 1970–75 for def. 2; <Latin
Words nearby sopor
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The convex presupposes the concave; and vam is related to vap (as somnus is related to hpnos, to svapnas, and to sopor).Zoological Mythology (Volume II)|Angelo de Gubernatis
Meanwhile, especial care should be taken to avoid giving so much of any opiate as will induce sopor or excite nausea.
British Dictionary definitions for sopor
/ (ˈsəʊpə) /
an abnormally deep sleep; stupor
Word Origin for sopor
C17: from Latin: a deep sleep, death; related to somnus sleep
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Medical definitions for sopor
[ sō′pər, -pôr′ ]
A deep, lethargic, or unnatural sleep.
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