torpidity

torpidity
torpid ADJECTIVE 1) mentally or physically inactive. 2) (of an animal) dormant, especially during hibernation.
DERIVATIVES torpidity noun torpidly adverb.
ORIGIN Latin torpidus, from torpere 'be numb or sluggish' .

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  • Torpidity — Tor*pid i*ty, n. Same as {Torpidness}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • torpidity — index inaction, languor, sloth Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • torpidity — torpor, stupor, *lethargy, languor, lassitude Analogous words: inertness, inactivity, idleness, passiveness (see cor responding adjectives at INACTIVE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • torpidity — noun see torpid …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • torpidity — tor·pid·i·ty (tôr pĭdʹĭ tē) n. The quality or state of being torpid. See Synonyms at lethargy. * * * …   Universalium

  • torpidity — noun The property of being torpid …   Wiktionary

  • torpidity — SYN: torpor. * * * tor·pid·i·ty (tor pidґĭ te) torpor …   Medical dictionary

  • torpidity — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A deficiency in mental and physical alertness and activity: dullness, hebetude, languidness, languor, lassitude, leadenness, lethargy, listlessness, sluggishness, stupor, torpor. See ACTION …   English dictionary for students

  • torpidity — tor·pid·i·ty || tÉ”r pɪdÉ™tɪ /tɔː n. slowness, listlessness, sluggishness, apathy, lethargy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • torpidity — n. 1. Numbness, torpidness, torpor, lethargy, torpitude. 2. Sluggishness, inertness, dulness, inactivity, stupidity, indolence …   New dictionary of synonyms

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