torporific

[ tawr-puh-rif-ik ]
/ ˌtɔr pəˈrɪf ɪk /

adjective

causing torpor: The embers had me mesmerized on that overcast, torporific winter afternoon—I could barely lift the glass to my lips.

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Origin of torporific

First recorded in 1760–70; torpor + -i- + -fic

OTHER WORDS FROM torporific

un·tor·por·if·ic, adjective
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