Definitions for stuporˈstu pər, ˈstyu-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

stu•porˈstu pər, ˈstyu-(n.)

  1. suspension or great diminution of sensibility, as in disease or as caused by narcotics, intoxicants, etc.:

    a drunken stupor.

    Category: Pathology

  2. mental torpor; apathy; stupefaction.

    Category: Psychiatry

Origin of stupor:

1350–1400; ME < L: astonishment, insensibility =stup(ēre) to be numb or stunned +-or -or1

stu′por•ous(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. daze, shock, stupor(noun)

    the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally

    "his mother's death left him in a daze"; "he was numb with shock"

  2. grogginess, stupor, stupefaction, semiconsciousness(noun)

    marginal consciousness

    "his grogginess was caused as much by exhaustion as by the blows"; "someone stole his wallet while he was in a drunken stupor"

Wiktionary

  1. stupor(Noun)

    A state of reduced consciousness or sensibility

  2. stupor(Noun)

    a state in which one has difficulty in thinking or using one's senses

  3. Origin: Borrowed from stupor, from stupeo, from stewp-. Distantly related (from Proto-Indo-European, via Proto-Germanic) to stint, stub, and steep.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stupor(noun)

    great diminution or suspension of sensibility; suppression of sense or feeling; lethargy

  2. Stupor(noun)

    intellectual insensibility; moral stupidity; heedlessness or inattention to one's interests

Freebase

  1. Stupor

    Stupor is the lack of critical cognitive function and level of consciousness wherein a sufferer is almost entirely unresponsive and only responds to base stimuli such as pain. A person is also rigid and mute and only appears to be conscious as the eyes are open and follow surrounding objects. The word derives from the Latin stupure, meaning insensible. Being characterised by impairments of reactions to external stimuli, it usually appears in infectious diseases, complicated toxic states, severe hypothermia, mental illnesses, vascular illnesses, neoplasms, vitamin D deficiency and so on.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Stupor

    A state of reduced sensibility and response to stimuli which is distinguished from COMA in that the person can be aroused by vigorous and repeated stimulation. The person is still conscious and can make voluntary movements. It can be induced by CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM AGENTS. The word derives from Latin stupere and is related to stunned, stupid, dazed or LETHARGY.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

stupor(noun)

a half-conscious, dazed or bewildered condition caused by eg alcohol, drugs, shock etc

He was in a drunken stupor.

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