Definition of torpid in English:

torpid

Line breaks: tor¦pid
Pronunciation: /ˈtɔːpɪd
 
/

adjective

Derivatives

torpidity

Pronunciation: /-ˈpɪdɪti/
noun
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  • Despite the enthusiastic overtures which the dawn of a new season brings, Clark admits he will quickly lose his appetite if matches descend into torpidity.
  • An all pervasive sense of intolerable torpidity hangs heavy in the air.
  • The torpidity of this sick animated humaness is a figuration of the total energic flow of this world-body in which life-and-death are its metabolic (anabolic and katabolic) currents.

torpidly

adverb
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  • His performance, torpidly solemn and self-conscious as a potential Oscar winner, has a fraction of the zip of his comic turns in Pirates of the Caribbean and Ed Wood.
  • While racing's authorities torpidly contemplate these implications, jockeys must earn their daily rice-cake.
  • A Cuban cigar rested between his right index and middle fingers, burning torpidly.

Origin

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

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