torpid

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adjective tor·pid \ˈtȯr-pəd\

Definition of torpid

  1. 1a :  having lost motion or the power of exertion or feeling :  numbb :  exhibiting or characterized by torpor :  dormant a torpid birdc :  sluggish in functioning or acting a torpid mind

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

torpidity

play \tȯr-ˈpi-də-tē\ noun

Examples of torpid in a sentence

  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 and Etymology 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


TORPID Defined for English Language Learners

torpid

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adjective tor·pid \ˈtȯr-pəd\

Definition of torpid for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

torpid

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adjective tor·pid \ˈtȯr-pəd\

Medical Definition of torpid

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

torpidity

\tȯr-ˈpid-ət-ē\play noun plural

torpidities



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