Torpid meaning

tôrpĭd
Conducive to sluggishness or inactivity, especially in being warm and humid.

A torpid summer evening.

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Dormant; hibernating.
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Slow and dull; apathetic.
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The definition of torpid is having lost motion, slow or unenergetic.

An example of a torpid animal is a snail.

An example of a torpid mouse is a hibernating mouse.

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Origin of torpid

  • Latin torpidus numbed, paralyzed from torpēre to be stiff ster-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin torpidus (“tired, numb")

    From Wiktionary