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a. Sluggish, lethargic, or inactive: "It is a man's own fault, it is from want of use, if his mind grows torpid in old age" (Samuel Johnson).
b. Showing little interest; apathetic: a torpid audience.
2. Conducive to sluggishness or inactivity, especially in being warm and humid: a torpid summer evening.
3. Dormant; hibernating.
tor·pid′i·ty (-ĭ-tē) adv.
1. apathetic, sluggish, or lethargic
2. (Zoology) (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]
torˈpidity, ˈtorpidness n
1. inactive or sluggish, as a bodily organ.
2. slow; dull; apathetic; lethargic.
3. dormant, as a hibernating or estivating animal.
[1605–15; < Latin torpidus numb, derivative of torpēre to be stiff or numb]
syn: See inactive.
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|Adj.||1.||torpid - slow and apathetic; "she was fat and inert"; "a sluggish worker"; "a mind grown torpid in old age"|
inactive - not active physically or mentally; "illness forced him to live an inactive life"; "dreamy and inactive by nature"
|2.||torpid - in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation; "dormant buds"; "a hibernating bear"; "torpid frogs"|
asleep - in a state of sleep; "were all asleep when the phone rang"; "fell asleep at the wheel"