sopor

[ soh-per ]
/ ˈsoʊ pər /

noun

Pathology. a deep, unnatural sleep; lethargy.
Often sopors. Slang. methaqualone.

Origin of sopor

1650–60; 1970–75 for def 2; < Latin
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Examples from the Web for sopor

  • The convex presupposes the concave; and vam is related to vap (as somnus is related to hpnos, to svapnas, and to sopor).

British Dictionary definitions for sopor

sopor
/ (ˈsəʊpə) /

noun

an abnormally deep sleep; stupor

Word Origin for sopor

C17: from Latin: a deep sleep, death; related to somnus sleep
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Medicine definitions for sopor

sopor
[ sōpər, -pôr′ ]

n.

A deep, lethargic, or unnatural sleep.
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