Definition of Torpid

1. Adjective. Slow and apathetic. "A mind grown torpid in old age"

Exact synonyms: Inert, Sluggish, Soggy
Similar to: Inactive
Derivative terms: Inertness, Sluggishness, Torpidity, Torpidness



2. Adjective. In a condition of biological rest or suspended animation. "Torpid frogs"
Exact synonyms: Dormant, Hibernating
Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Similar to: Asleep
Derivative terms: Dormancy, Dormancy, Torpidity, Torpidness

Definition of Torpid

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

2. n. An inferior racing boat, or one who rows in such a boat.

Definition of Torpid

1. Adjective. unmoving, dormant or hibernating ¹

2. Adjective. lazy, lethargic or apathetic ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Torpid

1. a racing boat [n -S]

Medical Definition of Torpid

1. Inactive; sluggish. Synonym: torpent. Origin: L. Torpidus, fr. Torpeo, to be sluggish (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Torpid

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torpedo roll
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torpent
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torpid (current term)
torpidities
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torpor
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torpors
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Literary usage of Torpid

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1. The Confessions of an English Opium-eater by Thomas De Quincey (1913)
"... over all other heads, flowed away like water over marble slabs — viz., the somewhat torpid sermon of my somewhat torpid guardian. ..."

2. A Hebrew and English Lexicon of the Old Testament: Including the Biblical by Wilhelm Gesenius, Edward Robinson (1844)
"Trop. to If torpid, ... tn be torpid, languid, Ps. 33, 9. Deriv. fi'Efi and f. remission, .... torpid ..."

3. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1809)
"... the différence of the heat in animals during their torpid and natural ... during its torpid (late, and placed Fahrenheit's thermometer in the belly, ..."

4. An Introduction to Entomology: Or, Elements of the Natural History of by William Kirby, William Spence (1843)
"... take more or less food during the whole of that season, when the cold is not intense. The younger Huber informs us that ants become torpid only at 2° ..."

5. History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France, from the by William Francis Patrick Napier (1842)
"... Guadiana and moves to the Mondego—Vindication of his conduct for having remained so long on the Guadiana—French remain torpid about Madrid—Observations. ..."

6. History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France: From the by William Francis Patrick Napier (1842)
"... and moves to the Mondego—Vindication of his conduct lor h-mng remained so long on the Guadiana—French remain torpid about Madrid—Observations. ..."

7. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1859)
"LOBB, Esq. —{Among other cases in which galvanism is useful, the author mentions torpid ulcers in the legs of old people, where, through want of vitality in ..."

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