torpid

1 [tawr-pid]
adjective
1.
inactive or sluggish.
2.
slow; dull; apathetic; lethargic.
3.
dormant, as a hibernating or estivating animal.

Origin:
1605–15; < Latin torpidus numb, equivalent to torp(ēre) to be stiff or numb + -idus -id4

torpidity, torpidness, noun
torpidly, adverb


2. indolent. 3. See inactive.


1. energetic.
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torpid

2 [tawr-pid]
noun
an eight-oared, clinker-built boat used for races at Oxford University during the Lenten term.

Origin:
1830–40; special use of torpid1

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torpid (ˈtɔːpɪd)
 
adj
1.  apathetic, sluggish, or lethargic
2.  (of a hibernating animal) dormant; having greatly reduced metabolic activity
3.  unable to move or feel
 
[C17: from Latin torpidus, from torpēre to be numb, motionless]
 
tor'pidity
 
n
 
'torpidly
 
adv

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torpid
1613, from L. torpidus "benumbed," from torpere "be numb or stiff" (see torpor).
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torpid tor·pid (tôr'pĭd)
adj.

  1. Deprived of power of motion or feeling.

  2. lethargic; apathetic.


tor·pid'i·ty n.
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Example sentences
Contemporary avian and mammalian scavengers aren't exclusively torpid and slow.
They usually sit in little tents, and make holes in the ice from which they
  capture torpid fish.
It is as if some moribund heiress had endowed a torpid old desert sheik,
  already stupefied by riches, with another million.
What the ban has done is make an already torpid political struggle even duller.
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