Definition of stupefactive in English:

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stupefactive

Pronunciation: /stjuːpɪˈfaktɪv/
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adjective

(Of a drug) inducing unconsciousness or insensibility.
Example sentences
  • Opium and laudanum are both stimulating and stupefactive.
  • This stupefactive power of coriander seed is a newly discovered property.
  • The whiskey being exhausted, the Indians retired to rest, under its stupefactive influence.

noun

A drug which induces unconsciousness or insensibility.
Example sentences
  • Such a sleep-producing stupefactive is worthy of the highest praise.
  • While under the influence of a stupefactive or anaesthetic, the sorcerer or the person subjected to his artifices, beheld spirits or daemons.
  • Many accidents have arisen from its too general use as a stupefactive for infants.
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