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torpor

Line breaks: tor¦por
Pronunciation: /ˈtɔːpə
 
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Definition of torpor in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A state of physical or mental inactivity; lethargy: they veered between apathetic torpor and hysterical fanaticism
More example sentences
  • Where physical torpor leads, mental atrophy is sure to follow.
  • The chorus has that air of resigned lethargy and torpor which regularly lowers over those with little or no hope.
  • The consequences you described to a friend: extreme torpor, fatigue, dizzy spells in public places, frayed nerves.
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Origin

late Middle English: from Latin, from torpere 'be numb or sluggish'.

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