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torpid1

[tawr-pid] /ˈtɔr pɪd/
adjective
1.
inactive or sluggish.
2.
slow; dull; apathetic; lethargic.
3.
dormant, as a hibernating or estivating animal.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Latin torpidus numb, equivalent to torp(ēre) to be stiff or numb + -idus -id4
Related forms
torpidity, torpidness, noun
torpidly, adverb
Synonyms
2. indolent. 3. See inactive.
Antonyms
1. energetic.
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British Dictionary definitions for torpidly

torpid

/ˈtɔːpɪd/
adjective
1.
apathetic, sluggish, or lethargic
2.
(of a hibernating animal) dormant; having greatly reduced metabolic activity
3.
unable to move or feel
Derived Forms
torpidity, noun
torpidly, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Latin torpidus, from torpēre to be numb, motionless
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Word Origin and History for torpidly

torpid

adj.

1610s, from Latin torpidus "benumbed," from torpere "be numb or stiff" (see torpor).

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torpidly in Medicine

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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