1. a state of motor and mental inactivity with a partial suspension of sensibility

he fell into a deep torpor

Syn: ↑torpor
Derivationally related forms: ↑torpid
Hyponyms: ↑hibernation, ↑lethargy, ↑lassitude, ↑sluggishness
2. inactivity resulting from lethargy and lack of vigor or energy
Syn: ↑listlessness, ↑torpidness, ↑torpor
Derivationally related forms: ↑torpid (for: ↑torpidness), ↑torpid, ↑listless (for: ↑listlessness)
Hypernyms: ↑passivity, ↑passiveness

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  • torpidity — noun see torpid …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • torpidity — noun The property of being torpid …   Wiktionary

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