Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Inducing stupor; stupefying or narcotic.
  • n. A drug, such as a narcotic, that induces stupor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. inducing stupor or drowsiness (with a drug such as a narcotic or an anaesthetic)
  • n. a drug that has the above effect

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Producing stupefaction; stupefactive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a stupefying power.
  • n. A medicine which produces stupor or insensibility; a narcotic.

Etymologies

Latin stupefaci─ôns, stupefacient-, present participle of stupefacere, to stupefy; see stupefy.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Yo, son, I spent all day up on yo 'ninja website, as it were, drowning in a stupefacient pool, making me a worser person.

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  • Could it also be that our defiant devotion to our favorite stupefacient, combined with the effects of said stupefacient, invites us to dream up quasi-religious justifications for getting zonked four times a day as a sort of sacramental ritual?

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