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torpid (adj.)

1610s, "benumbed, without feeling or power," from Latin torpidus "benumbed, stupefied," from torpere "be numb or stiff" (from PIE root *ster- (1) "stiff"). Figurative sense of "sluggish, dull, apathetic" is from 1650s. Related: Torpidly; torpidness.

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Definitions of torpid

torpid (adj.)
in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation;
torpid frogs
Synonyms: dormant / hibernating
torpid (adj.)
slow and apathetic;
a mind grown torpid in old age
Synonyms: inert / sluggish / soggy
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