from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Producing stupefaction; stupefactive.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective medicine inducing stupor or drowsiness (with a drug such as a narcotic or an anaesthetic)
  • noun medicine a drug that has the above effect


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

[Latin stupefaciēns, stupefacient-, present participle of stupefacere, to stupefy; see stupefy.]


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


  • 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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