A state of physical or mental inactivity; lethargy: they veered between apathetic torpor and hysterical fanaticism
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- 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.
late Middle English: from Latin, from torpere 'be numb or sluggish'.