stupefacient

[stoo-puh-fey-shuh nt, styoo-]
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noun
  1. a drug or agent that produces stupor.

Origin of stupefacient

1660–70; < Latin stupefacient- (stem of stupefaciēns) present participle of stupefacere to benumb; see stupefy, -facient
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British Dictionary definitions for stupefacient

stupefacient

noun
  1. a drug that causes stupor
adjective
  1. of, relating to, or designating this type of drug

Word Origin for stupefacient

C17: from Latin stupefacere to make senseless, from stupēre to be stunned + facere to make
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