A stupefacient drug.
- In his column George Will wrote that our yearly consumption of stupefacients amounts to $50 billion.
- Regarding analgesics, he was remarkably current: ‘The most powerful of the stupefacients is opium.’
- Although some local fishers were trained by foreign fishers to use cyanide as a stupefacient, others found that they could catch live food reef fish using traditional methods, or variations of them.
Mid 17th century: from Latin stupefacient- 'stupefying', from the verb stupefacere.
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