One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Inducing stupor.‘a stuporific draught’
soporific, sleep-inducing, opiate, hypnoticView synonyms
- ‘For the most part it was a stuporific blur, though she had vague flashbacks of raucous singing with many of the tavern's locals.’
- ‘His cynical doodling did nothing to relieve the stuporific boredom of the meeting.’
- ‘Datura was a violently psychoactive plant well known and widely used in Africa as a stuporific poison.’
- ‘Peruvian Indians use it as a stuporific intoxicant.’
- ‘At first I was fixed in stuporific insensibility, silent, sullen, and staring.’
Mid 18th century: from stupor + -fic.
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