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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.
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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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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"
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adjective inactive, lazy, sluggish, languid, slow, dull, passive, numb, motionless, stagnant, inert, slow-moving, lethargic, apathetic, lymphatic, drowsy, listless, indolent, languorous, somnolent, lackadaisical, slothful, benumbed, fainéant He led a lazy, torpid life at the weekends.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
1. Lacking responsiveness or alertness:
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torpid[ˈtɔːpɪd] ADJ → aletargado
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
torpid[ˈtɔːrpɪd] adj (= lethargic) [person, mood] → apathique
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Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
torpid[ˈtɔːpɪd] adj (frm) → intorpidito/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
a. tórpido-a, torpe en los movimientos.
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