Torpor Definition

tôrpər
noun
A state of mental or physical inactivity or insensibility.
American Heritage Medicine
Dullness; apathy.
Webster's New World
A state of being dormant or inactive; temporary loss of all or part of the power of sensation or motion; sluggishness; stupor.
Webster's New World
Torpor is the state of being inactive or having apathy.
An example of torpor is a teenage couch potato.
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Origin of Torpor

  • Latin from torpēre to be stiff ster-1 in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Latin torpor (“numbness"), from torpeō (“I am numb").

    From Wiktionary

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