• WordNet 3.6
    • n stupe a person who is not very bright "The economy, stupid!"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Stupe A stupid person.
    • n Stupe (Med) Cloth or flax dipped in warm water or medicaments and applied to a hurt or sore.
    • v. t Stupe To foment with a stupe.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stupe A pledget of tow, flannel, or similar material, used as a dressing in treating a wound.
    • n stupe Flannel or other cloth wrung out of hot water and applied as a fomentation. It may he sprinkled with some active substance, as turpentine.
    • stupe To apply a stupe to; foment.
    • n stupe A stupid person.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Stupe stūp a fomentation, or rather the tow or cloth dipped in it, and used in its application
    • v.t Stupe to treat with a stupe
    • ns Stupe (coll.) a stupid person
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. stupa, or better stuppa, tow. Cf. Stop (v. t.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. stupidus.


In literature:

The old stupe is still alive at Petersfield, and as pompous-headed as ever.
"Erema" by R. D. Blackmore
He is nothing but a very soft-natured stupe.
"Springhaven" by R. D. Blackmore
Turpentine stupe, the, IV, 594.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume I. (of IV.)" by W. Grant Hague, M.D.
But he fare to get waker, and to stupe more ivry year.
"Two Suffolk Friends" by Francis Hindes Groome
Place the stupe wherever it is desired and cover with a piece of oiled silk or dry flannel.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)" by Grant Hague
The next day he and Jenny Stupe and the baby, tired and hungry, entered Fort McIntosh on the Ohio River at the mouth of the Big Beaver.
"Boys' Book of Frontier Fighters" by Edwin L. Sabin
Each stupe should be three or four times as large as the area to be covered.
"American Red Cross Text-Book on Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick" by Jane A. Delano
The soreness in the abdomen is at times relieved by spice poultices or a hot turpentine stupe.
"Dietetics for Nurses" by Fairfax T. Proudfit
What a stupe you were; where did you leave the key?
"Bevis" by Richard Jefferies
Moist heat by hot baths, fomentations, turpentine stupes, and poultices.
"How to Care for the Insane" by William D. Granger