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stupefacient

[ stoo-puh-fey-shuhnt, styoo- ]
/ ˌstu pəˈfeɪ ʃənt, ˌstyu- /
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adjective
stupefying; producing stupor.
noun
a drug or agent that produces stupor.
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Origin of stupefacient

1660–70; from 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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