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tor·por

 (tôr′pər)
n.
1. A state of mental or physical inactivity or insensibility.
2. Lethargy; apathy. See Synonyms at lethargy.
3. The dormant, inactive state of a hibernating or estivating animal.

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

tor′po·rif′ic (-pə-rĭf′ĭk) adj.

torpor

(ˈtɔːpə)
n
a state of torpidity
[C17: from Latin: inactivity, from torpēre to be motionless]
ˌtorporˈific adj

tor•por

(ˈtɔr pər)

n.
1. sluggish inactivity or inertia.
2. lethargic indifference; apathy.
3. a state of suspended physical powers and activities.
4. dormancy, as of a hibernating animal.
[1600–10; < Latin: numbness =torp(ēre) to be stiff or numb + -or -or1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.torpor - a state of motor and mental inactivity with a partial suspension of sensibilitytorpor - a state of motor and mental inactivity with a partial suspension of sensibility; "he fell into a deep torpor"
hibernation - the torpid or resting state in which some animals pass the winter
lassitude, lethargy, sluggishness - a state of comatose torpor (as found in sleeping sickness)
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
2.torpor - inactivity resulting from lethargy and lack of vigor or energytorpor - inactivity resulting from lethargy and lack of vigor or energy
passivity, passiveness - the trait of remaining inactive; a lack of initiative

torpor

torpor

noun
A deficiency in mental and physical alertness and activity:
Translations

torpor

[ˈtɔːpəʳ] Nletargo m

torpor

[ˈtɔːrr] ntorpeur f

torpor

n (= lethargy)Trägheit f; (= apathy)Abgestumpftheit f; (Zool) → Torpidität f

torpor

[ˈtɔːpəʳ] n (frm) → torpore m

tor·por

n. embotamiento; estancamiento, inactividad física.