Definition of stupor noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈstjuːpə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstuːpər//
[singular, uncountable]
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a state in which you are unable to think, hear, etc. clearly, especially because you have drunk too much alcohol, taken drugs or had a shock He drank himself into a stupor. a drunken stupor She was led away in a state of stupor. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin, from stupere ‘be amazed or stunned’.Extra examples As the whisky took effect, he gradually fell into a drunken stupor. He fell into an alcoholic stupor. He fell to the ground in a stupor. The noise of someone banging at the door roused her from her stupor. They left him slumped in a drunken stupor.
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