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torpid

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adjective tor·pid \ˈtȯr-pəd\

Simple Definition of torpid

  • : having or showing very little energy or movement : not active

Full Definition of torpid

  1. 1a :  having lost motion or the power of exertion or feeling :  dormant, numbb :  sluggish in functioning or acting <a torpid frog> <a torpid mind>

  2. 2 :  lacking in energy or vigor :  apathetic, dull

tor·pid·i·ty play \tȯr-ˈpi-də-tē\ noun

Examples of torpid

  1. <a torpid sloth that refused to budge off its tree branch>

  2. <my tongue and throat remained torpid for a time following the endoscopy>



Origin of torpid

Middle English, from Latin torpidus, from torpēre to be sluggish or numb; akin to Lithuanian tirpti to become numb


First Known Use: 15th century


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torpid

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adjective tor·pid \ˈtȯr-pəd\

Medical Definition of torpid

  1. :  sluggish in functioning or acting :  characterized by torpor

  2. tor·pid·i·ty \tȯr-ˈpid-ət-ē\play noun, plural tor·pid·i·ties




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