[ tawr-pid ]
/ ˈtɔr pɪd /
inactive or sluggish.
slow; dull; apathetic; lethargic.
dormant, as a hibernating or estivating animal.
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Origin of torpid1
1605–15; < Latin torpidus numb, equivalent to torp(ēre) to be stiff or numb + -idus -id4
OTHER WORDS FROM torpidtor·pid·i·ty, tor·pid·ness, nountor·pid·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for torpidly
/ (ˈtɔːpɪd) /
apathetic, sluggish, or lethargic
(of a hibernating animal) dormant; having greatly reduced metabolic activity
unable to move or feel
Derived forms of torpidtorpidity, nountorpidly, adverb
Word Origin for torpid
C17: from Latin torpidus, from torpēre to be numb, motionless
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Medical definitions for torpidly
[ tôr′pĭd ]
Deprived of power of motion or feeling.
Other words from torpidtor•pid′i•ty n.
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