stupefacient

[ stoo-puh-fey-shuh nt, styoo- ]
/ ˌstu pəˈfeɪ ʃənt, ˌstyu- /

adjective

stupefying; producing stupor.

noun

a drug or agent that produces stupor.

Nearby words

  1. stunted,
  2. stuntman,
  3. stuntwoman,
  4. stupa,
  5. stupe,
  6. stupefaction,
  7. stupefactive,
  8. stupefy,
  9. stupendous,
  10. stupendously

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

/ (ˌstjuːpɪˈfeɪʃɪənt) /

noun

a drug that causes stupor

adjective

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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