torpor


torpor

noun

  1. sluggish inactivity or inertia.
  2. lethargic indifference; apathy.
  3. a state of suspended physical powers and activities.
  4. dormancy, as of a hibernating animal.

noun

  1. a state of torpidity
n.

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).

n.

  1. A state of mental or physical inactivity or insensibility.
  2. Lethargy; apathy.

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