torpid


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tor·pid

 (tôr′pĭd)
adj.
1.
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.

[Latin torpidus, numbed, paralyzed, from torpēre, to be stiff; see ster- in Indo-European roots.]

tor·pid′i·ty (-ĭ-tē) adv.
tor′pid·ly adv.

torpid

(ˈtɔːpɪd)
adj
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
ˈtorpidly adv

tor•pid

(ˈtɔr pɪd)

adj.
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]
tor•pid′i•ty, n.
tor′pid•ly, adv.
syn: See inactive.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.torpid - slow and apathetictorpid - 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 animationtorpid - in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation; "dormant buds"; "a hibernating bear"; "torpid frogs"
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
asleep - in a state of sleep; "were all asleep when the phone rang"; "fell asleep at the wheel"

torpid

torpid

adjective
1. Lacking responsiveness or alertness:
2. Lacking mental and physical alertness and activity:
Slang: dopey.
Translations

torpid

[ˈtɔːpɪd] ADJaletargado

torpid

[ˈtɔːrpɪd] adj (= lethargic) [person, mood] → apathique

torpid

adj (= lethargic)träge; (= apathetic)abgestumpft; (Zool) → torpid

torpid

[ˈtɔːpɪd] adj (frm) → intorpidito/a

tor·pid

a. tórpido-a, torpe en los movimientos.
References in classic literature ?
He had detected the latent sensuality, which unfolded under his delicate sense of her nature's requirements like a torpid, torrid, sensitive blossom.
Not with such fervor prays the torpid recluse, looking forward to the cold, sunless, stagnant calm of a day that is to be like innumerable yesterdays.
Two or three of their number, as I was assured, being gouty and rheumatic, or perhaps bed-ridden, never dreamed of making their appearance at the Custom-House during a large part of the year; but, after a torpid winter, would creep out into the warm sunshine of May or June, go lazily about what they termed duty, and, at their own leisure and convenience, betake themselves to bed again.
But while hapless Dough-Boy was by nature dull and torpid in his intellects, Pip, though over tender-hearted, was at bottom very bright, with that pleasant, genial, jolly brightness peculiar to his tribe; a tribe, which ever enjoy all holidays and festivities with finer, freer relish than any other race.
Next, "You never see any flower-boxes in the windows, here--never anything but now and then a cat--a torpid one; but you take a Protestant canton: windows perfectly lovely with flowers--and as for cats, there's just acres of them.
The two ships becalmed on a torpid sea, I believed to be marine phantoms.
Constitutionally torpid -- if I may use the expression.
Memory was not so utterly torpid in Silas that it could not be awakened by these words.
Wedded to Rowena, indeed, her nobler and more generous soul may yet awake the better nature which is torpid within him.
I lie awake while thou sleepest, I weep while thou singest, I am faint with fasting while thou art sluggish and torpid from pure repletion.
Though the artillery of the left wing of the Russians kept up a steady fire on this mass,--visible like a stain now black, now flaming, in the midst of the trackless snow,--this shot and shell seemed to the torpid creatures only one inconvenience the more.
Then he sat torpid, and pleased, and bewildered; his misfortunes were then half forgotten; his mind considering, not without regret, this unsentimental return to his old love.