Torpid Definition

tôrpĭd
adjective
Sluggish in functioning.
Webster's New World
Slow and dull; apathetic.
Webster's New World
Having lost temporarily all or part of the power of sensation or motion, as a hibernating animal; dormant.
Webster's New World
Conducive to sluggishness or inactivity, especially in being warm and humid.
A torpid summer evening.
American Heritage

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

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