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OTHER WORDS FROM torpidtor·pid·i·ty, tor·pid·ness, nountor·pid·ly, adverb
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Could our torpidity go further than our requiring Frenchmen to makes tiles, to grind knives, to carry water and to knead bread?A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 4|Henry Charles Lea
Mr Smith's hypothesis, that they are "probably hybernating for the winter," will not account for their torpidity in June and July.
We may safely dismiss the notion of submersion till better authenticated; but that of torpidity is still open to examination.
And then he went on in a dilatation on the dumbness of Nature during the seasons suspension and torpidity.Keats|Sidney Colvin
In winter they retreat to caves, remaining in a state of semi-torpidity, issuing forth in March and April.Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon|Robert A. Sterndale