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Relating to or marked by stupor.
Synonym(s): carotic


Relating to or marked by stupor.


(stū′por) [L., numbness]
A state of altered mental status (decreased responsiveness to one's environment) in which a person is arousable only with vigorous or unpleasant stimulation. stuporous, adjective

epileptic stupor

Postictal confusion or drowsiness that sometimes follows a seizure.


Relating to or marked by stupor.
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By the twentieth century, the right to drink had become a right to become stuporous and received partial (or complete) immunity for the consequences of one's acts.
Within 4 1/2 years she had deteriorated into the mute and stuporous state in which she died.
As they are preparing to leave, Christopher's mental status changes; he becomes stuporous.
On June 22nd, 1864, Carr fell into the hands of the rebels, who happened upon a regiment stuporous from drink.
It seems an unlikely time for programmatic renewal, but in the soggy, stuporous heat of high summer in Washington, the US Navy's program authorities have cast off the chronic malaise afflicting ship self-defense and taken the first serious steps in months along the trek toward an Advanced Integrated Electronic Warfare System (AIEWS).
Occasionally a business too long faces unsolvable problems, stuporous stagnation or festering aggravations, and the call goes out for knights in shining armor.
A lot of the swine are down on their sides, stuporous and throbbing in the barn's heat.
343~ The stuporous Southern Wind Wafting the breaths of snakes entwined to sandal trees Is causing stupor in travellers In this season of spring.
Tim Curry is a maudlin drunk except when he falls in a stuporous heap; he never has any fun, and so we don't either.
After watching a mixed grill of stage-to-screen transfers, from the justly revered You Can't Take It with you to the stuporous Fool for Love, the only conclusion I can draw - and a glaringly self-evident one it is - is that no matter how sincerely concerned their intentions, no matter how good the will, filmmakers and playwrights seem to fail to recognize that stage realism and film reality are at ineluctable odds.
Those under heavy dosage will usually be quite stuporous or in a coma, and major convulsions are a possibility.