stupefacient


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stupefacient

 [stoo″pĕ-fa´shent]
1. inducing stupor.
2. an agent that induces stupor; see also depressant.

stupefacient

/stu·pe·fa·cient/ (stoo″pĕ-fa´shent)
1. inducing stupor.
2. an agent that induces stupor.

stupefacient

(sto͞o′pə-fā′shənt, styo͞o′-)
adj.
Inducing stupor; stupefying or narcotic.
n.
A drug, such as a narcotic, that induces stupor.

stupefacient

[st(y)o̅o̅′pəfā′shənt]
Etymology: L, stupere, to stun, facere, to make
an opioid or other agent that has the effect of making a person stuporous.

stupefacient

1. inducing stupor.
2. an agent that induces stupor.
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