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a state of unconsciousness



a condition of immobility and mutism; a symptom in some mental illnesses. The patient does not react to his surroundings or to pain, refuses to answer questions or to eat, and remains fixed in one position. Stupor is generally associated with catatonía; less frequently it is associated with depression or other mental disorders.

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American journalist Eugene Lyons, visiting Russia in the 1930s, fell in with various former Chekist hoodlums who drank themselves stuporous to blot out the memories of their job.
This unlikeliest of mentors somehow is raised from his stuporous slumber by the dogged wit of his new protegee and manages, in spite of himself, to introduce the young Walters to a world of ideas and a sense of self she had only suspected existed.
In the former, a schoolboy believes that the stuporous man he has found in a snowbank and brought home is the Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.
The rare bright lines bob in an ocean of stuporous cliches.
Ted emerged from his room like a bear coming out of stuporous hibernation, head tipped downward as if in penance, or like some accident victim pulling himself from the wreckage, and sat down at the table wordlessly.
The conscious mind loses its points of reference and we verified that, at the acute stage, all the patients showed quantitative and qualitative troubles, from an extreme decline, as in stuporous states, to hyperconsciousness; or from a distorted interpretation of reality to delirium.
Insulin also makes us sleepy, dizzy, stuporous or bloated.
This was in contrast to the preceding "just the facts" wire-service ethic that led some of the funniest people in the press to write dull, constipated stories and to use euphemisms like "tired and emotional" to describe politicians who were drunk and stuporous on the Senate floor.
Occasionally a frighteningly unarousable child is brought into the emergency department and the challenge is to determine the cause for this stuporous state.
On the night of admission, the patient was stuporous and uncooperative; her speech ranged from slurred to unintelligible.
2150 To the extent that states limit the legal responsibility of intoxicated offenders, there is a qualified right to immunity from the consequences of one's acts while stuporous.