stupor


stu·por

noun \ˈstü-pər, ˈstyü-\

: 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

  1. He fell into a drunken stupor.
  2. in a stupor of fatigue

Origin of STUPOR

Middle English, from Latin, from stupēre
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Medicine Terms

analgesia, angina, diabetes, hepatitis, homeopathy, logorrhea, palliate, pandemic

stu·por

noun \ˈst(y)ü-pər\   (Medical Dictionary)

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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: stuporific
Previous Word in the Dictionary: stuping
All Words Near: stupor

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up stupor? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More