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inert, sluggish, soggy, torpidadjective
slow and apathetic
"she was fat and inert"; "a sluggish worker"; "a mind grown torpid in old age"
dormant, hibernating(a), torpidadjective
in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation
"dormant buds"; "a hibernating bear"; "torpid frogs"
unmoving, dormant or hibernating
lazy, lethargic or apathetic
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Numbed; motionless; sluggish; not active.
Etymology: torpidus, Latin.
Without heat all things would be torpid and without motion. John Ray, on the Creation.
The sun awakes the torpid sap. James Thomson, Spring.
having lost motion, or the power of exertion and feeling; numb; benumbed; as, a torpid limb
dull; stupid; sluggish; inactive
Torpid is an album by the Canadian comedy music group, The Arrogant Worms. Torpid was the twelfth album for the band and was released on September 30, 2008. Torpid was recorded in the year 2008 during three shows at the Kingston Brewing Company. All three shows were fundraisers for the Music Instrument Lending Library, which lets Kingston residents borrow musical instruments for free.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tor′pid, adj. stiff, numb: having lost the power of motion and feeling: sluggish, dormant: pertaining to the Torpids, or Lent boat-races, at Oxford.—n. a second-class racing boat, or one of its crew.—n. Torpid′ity.—adv. Tor′pidly.—n. Tor′pidness.—v.t. Tor′pify, to make torpid.—ns. Tor′pitude, state of being torpid: numbness: dullness: stupidity; Tor′por, numbness: inactivity: dullness: stupidity. [L. torpidus—torpēre.]
lying motionless by reason of cold or other natural conditions that unfavorably affect the organism.
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The numerical value of torpid in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of torpid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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