- torpedo-boat destroyer,
- torpor retinae,
Origin of torpor
Examples from the Web for torpor
These are times of torpor in Paris, politically as well as economically.
But it was first and foremost an attempt to wake up America from the torpor of the daily grind under its meritocratic overlords.
He relapsed into a sort of torpor from which he was aroused by enthusiastic applause and bravos.The Nabob, Vol. 2 (of 2)|Alphonse Daudet
Only torpor is the supreme sin, even as in The Statue and the Bust where effort would have been to a criminal end.English Literature: Modern|G. H. Mair
He was like the weary traveler who drops into the snow-bank, on whom the torpor steals by slow degrees.Grenfell: Knight-Errant of the North|Fullerton Waldo
The fear of indiscretion on the part of the boy startles me from my torpor.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
In reality there was in this whole movement a little of that torpor which succeeds a long repose.History of the Expedition to Russia|Count Philip de Segur
Word Origin for torpor
c.1600, from Latin torpor "numbness," from torpere "be numb," from PIE root *ster- "stiff" (cf. Old Church Slavonic trupeti, Lithuanian tirpstu "to become rigid;" Greek stereos "solid;" Old English steorfan "to die;" see sterile).