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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.

[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.
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Adv.1.torpidly - in a dazetorpidly - in a daze; in a dazed manner; "he wondered dazedly whether the term after next at his new school wouldn't matter so much"
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