stu·pe·fa·cient (stoo″pə-faґshənt) [L. stupefacere to make senseless] 1. inducing stupor. 2. an agent that induces stupor.

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  • stupefacient — I. |st(y)üpə|fāshənt adjective Etymology: Latin stupefacient , stupefaciens, present participle of stupefacere to stupefy : bringing about a stupor : stupefying II. noun ( s) : something promoting stu …   Useful english dictionary

  • stupefacient Medicine — [ˌstju:pɪ feɪs(ə)nt] adjective (chiefly of a drug) causing semi consciousness. noun a stupefacient drug …   English new terms dictionary

  • stupefacient — 1. adjective inducing stupor or drowsiness (with a drug such as a narcotic or an anaesthetic) 2. noun a drug that has the above effect …   Wiktionary

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  • stupefacient — stu·pe·fa·cient …   English syllables

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