An inquiry launched into the handling of the case should make clear whether that lethargy amounted to deliberate neglect.
Arizona is no longer the sun-drenched home of the Grand Canyon, golf courses, and retirees exulting in 100-degree lethargy.
“I believe it is necessary to sacrifice myself to break through the lethargy that overwhelms us,” he wrote.
late 14c., litarge, from Old French litargie or directly from Medieval Latin litargia, from Late Latin lethargia, from Greek lethargia "forgetfulness," from lethargos "forgetful," originally "inactive through forgetfulness," from lethe "forgetfulness" (see latent) + argos "idle" (see argon). The form with -th- is from 1590s in English.
lethargy leth·ar·gy (lěth'ər-jē)
A state of sluggishness, inactivity, and apathy.
A state of unconsciousness resembling deep sleep.