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stupefaction (unconsciousness)

Definition:

marginal consciousness

Class:

cognition noun (cognitive processes and contents)

Plural:

stupefactions

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Ultimately from Latin stupefaciō ("strike dumb, stun with amazement, stupefy"),...
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

All senses of stupefaction...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

semiconsciousness | semiconscious | semiconsciously [adverb, derived]

the state of not being fully conscious | not fully conscious (10 of 183 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/semiconsciousness

Oxford Dictionary:

semiconscious | semiconsciousness [derived]

Syllabification: (sem·i·con·scious) | [persons] only partially conscious | (of a feeling or memory) of which the person experiencing it's only vaguely ... (19 of 61 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/semiconscious

Merriam-Webster:

semiconscious | semiconsciousness [noun, related]

incompletely conscious; imperfectly aware or responsive (6 of 41 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/semiconscious

Wiktionary:

semiconsciousness

The state or quality of being semiconscious, neither unconscious nor fully aware (12 of 30 words, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/semiconsciousness

American Heritage Dictionary:

semiconscious | semiconsciously [adverb, related] | semiconsciousness [noun, related]

Partially conscious; not completely aware of sensations. (7 of 14 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/semiconscious

New World Dictionary:

semiconscious | semiconsciousness [noun, related]

not fully conscious or awake; half-conscious (6 of 11 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/semiconscious

Wikipedia:

Stupor

the lack of critical cognitive function and level of consciousness wherein a sufferer is almost entirely unresponsive and only responds to base stimuli such as pain. A person is also rigid and mute and only appears to be conscious as the eyes are open... (44 of 396 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Stupor

Macmillan British Dictionary:

stupor [countable/uncountable]

the condition of being unable to think or act normally because you are not completely conscious (16 of 43 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/stupor

Random House Dictionary:

stupor

suspension or great diminution of sensibility, as in disease or as caused by narcotics, intoxicants, etc.. | mental torpor; apathy; stupefaction. (20 of 35 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/stupor

Cambridge Dictionary:

stupor

a state in which a person is almost unconscious and their thoughts are not clear (15 of 31 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/stupor

Encarta Dictionary:

semiconscious | semiconsciously [adverb, derived] | semiconsciousness [noun, derived]

only partly conscious (3 of 19 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861716052​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

stupefaction

Origin: Ultimately from Latin stupefaciō ("strike dumb, stun with amazement, stupefy"), from stupeō ("I am stunned, speechless") (English stupid, stupor) + faciō ("do, make").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/stupefaction

Merriam-Webster:

stupefaction

First use: 15th century

Origin: Middle English stupefaccioun, from Medieval Latin stupefaction-, stupefactio, from Latin stupefacere

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/stupefaction

New World Dictionary:

stupefaction

Origin: French stupéfaction

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/stupefaction

Encarta Dictionary:

stupefaction

First use: 15th century

Origin: French from medieval Latin stupefaction- from Latin stupefacere

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861716332​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

stupefaction

Audio: British English pronunciation of "stupefaction"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/stupefaction

Cambridge Dictionary:

stupefy [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "stupefaction"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "stupefaction"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/stupefy 1

the Free Dictionary:

stupefaction

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "stupefaction"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "stupefaction"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "stupefaction" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/stupefaction

Google Dictionary:

stupefaction | stupefactions [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "stupefaction"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=stupefaction

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

stupefaction

Audio: North American pronunciation of "stupefaction"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=stupef​01 word=stupefaction

YourDictionary Audio:

stupefaction

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "stupefaction" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/stupefaction

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