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Line breaks: stu¦por|if¦ic
Pronunciation: /stjuːpəˈrɪfɪk

Definition of stuporific in English:


Inducing stupor: a stuporific draught
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  • Datura was a violently psychoactive plant well known and widely used in Africa as a stuporific poison.
  • Peruvian Indians use it as a stuporific intoxicant.
  • For the most part it was a stuporific blur, though she had vague flashbacks of raucous singing with many of the tavern's locals.


mid 18th century: from stupor + -ific.

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