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stupor

[ stoo-per, styoo- ]
/ ˈstu pər, ˈstyu- /
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noun
suspension or great diminution of sensibility, as in disease or as caused by narcotics, intoxicants, etc.: He lay there in a drunken stupor.
mental torpor; apathy; stupefaction.
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Origin of stupor

1350–1400; Middle English <Latin: astonishment, insensibility, equivalent to stup(ēre) to be numb or stunned + -or-or1

OTHER WORDS FROM stupor

stu·por·ous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for stupor

stupor
/ (ˈstjuːpə) /

noun
a state of unconsciousness
mental dullness; torpor

Derived forms of stupor

stuporous, adjective

Word Origin for stupor

C17: from Latin, from stupēre to be aghast
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Medical definitions for stupor

stupor
[ stōōpər ]

n.
A state of impaired consciousness characterized by a marked diminution in the capacity to react to environmental stimuli.

Other words from stupor

stupor•ous adj.
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