stupor for learners of EnglishPowered by COBUILD (stjuːpəʳ, US stuː-)
Word forms: stupors
countable noun [usu sing, oft in/into aN]
Someone who is in a stupor is almostunconscious and is unable to act or thinknormally, especially as a result of drink or drugs. ⇒ He fell back onto the sofa in a drunken stupor. ⇒ He was drinking himself into a stupor every night.
It was powerful stuff; and had induced in him a kind of blissful stupor which was not to his present advantage.Clive Barker EVERVILLEThe din of bombardment, the explosions, the uproar, were such that they numbed one into a leaden stupor.Appiganesi, Lisa DREAMS OF INNOCENCEToo late, she surfaced through a stupor of melancholy to realize that he was coming upstairs.Clive Barker THE HELLBOUND HEARTToo late, she surfaced through a stupor of melancholy to realize that he was coming upstairs.Clive Barker THE HELLBOUND HEART