having a stupefying or narcotic effect
Origin of stupefacientClassical Latin stupefaciens, present participle of stupefacere, to stupefy
a stupefacient drug; narcotic
Inducing stupor; stupefying or narcotic.
A drug, such as a narcotic, that induces stupor.
Origin of stupefacientLatin stupefaci&emacron;ns, stupefacient-, present participle of stupefacere, to stupefy; see stupefy.
(comparative more stupefacient, superlative most stupefacient)
- (medicine) a drug that has the above effect