- sluggish inactivity or inertia.
- lethargic indifference; apathy.
- a state of suspended physical powers and activities.
- dormancy, as of a hibernating animal.
- a state of torpidity
c.1600, from Latin torpor “numbness,” from torpere “be numb,” from PIE root *ster- “stiff” (cf. Old Church Slavonic trupeti, Lithuanian tirpstu “to become rigid;” Greek stereos “solid;” Old English steorfan “to die;” see sterile).
- A state of mental or physical inactivity or insensibility.
- Lethargy; apathy.