Simple Definition of stupor
: a condition in which someone is not able to think normally because of being drunk, drugged, tired, etc.
Full Definition of stupor
1 : a condition of greatly dulled or completely suspended sense or sensibility <a drunken stupor>
2 : a state of extreme apathy or torpor resulting often from stress or shock : daze
Examples of stupor
He fell into a drunken stupor.
in a stupor of fatigue
Origin of stupor
Middle English, from Latin, from stupēre
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of stupor
STUPOR Defined for Kids
Definition of stupor
: a condition of being not alert or able to think normally
Medical Definition of stupor
: a condition of greatly dulled or completely suspended sense or sensibility <a drunken stupor>; specifically : a chiefly mental condition marked by absence of spontaneous movement, greatly diminished responsiveness to stimulation, and usually impaired consciousness
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