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ˈtɔr pɪdtor·pid

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inert, sluggish, soggy, torpidadjective

    slow and apathetic

    "she was fat and inert"; "a sluggish worker"; "a mind grown torpid in old age"

  2. dormant, hibernating(a), torpidadjective

    in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation

    "dormant buds"; "a hibernating bear"; "torpid frogs"


  1. torpidadjective

    unmoving, dormant or hibernating

  2. torpidadjective

    lazy, lethargic or apathetic

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Torpidadjective

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Torpidadjective

    having lost motion, or the power of exertion and feeling; numb; benumbed; as, a torpid limb

  2. Torpidadjective

    dull; stupid; sluggish; inactive


  1. Torpid

    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

  1. Torpid

    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. torpidustorpēre.]


  1. Torpid

    lying motionless by reason of cold or other natural conditions that unfavorably affect the organism.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of torpid in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of torpid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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    openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
    • A. hatched
    • B. blistering
    • C. aligned
    • D. suspicious

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