stu·​por·​ous ˈstü-p(ə-)rəs How to pronounce stuporous (audio)
: marked or affected by or as if by stupor
had been taken, gray and stuporous, to the hospitalOliver Sacks

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Stuporous summer audiences will typically show up in waves for any feature with a big enough marketing campaign. Fortune, 11 Aug. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1712, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stuporous was in 1712

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“Stuporous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

Medical Definition


stu·​por·​ous ˈst(y)ü-p(ə-)rəs How to pronounce stuporous (audio)
: marked or affected by stupor
was found in her home in a stuporous and unresponsive stateIrving Robinson et al.
a stuporous patient
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