stu·​por·​ous | \ ˈstü-p(ə-)rəs How to pronounce stuporous (audio) , ˈstyü- \

Definition of stuporous

: marked or affected by or as if by stupor had been taken, gray and stuporous, to the hospital— Oliver Sacks

Examples of stuporous in a Sentence

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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First Known Use of stuporous

1712, in the meaning defined above

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“Stuporous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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stu·​por·​ous | \ ˈst(y)ü-p(ə-)rəs How to pronounce stuporous (audio) \

Medical Definition of stuporous

: marked or affected by stupor was found in her home in a stuporous and unresponsive state— Irving Robinson et al. a stuporous patient


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