Definition of Torpidity

1. Noun. A state of motor and mental inactivity with a partial suspension of sensibility. "He fell into a deep torpor"

Exact synonyms: Torpor
Specialized synonyms: Hibernation, Lassitude, Lethargy, Sluggishness
Generic synonyms: Physical Condition, Physiological Condition, Physiological State
Derivative terms: Torpid



2. Noun. Inactivity resulting from lethargy and lack of vigor or energy.
Exact synonyms: Listlessness, Torpidness, Torpor
Generic synonyms: Passiveness, Passivity
Derivative terms: Listless, Torpid, Torpid, Torpid

Definition of Torpidity

1. n. Same as Torpidness.

Definition of Torpidity

1. Noun. The property of being torpid. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Torpidity

1. [n -TIES]

Medical Definition of Torpidity

1. Inactivity, sluggishness. Synonym: torpidity. Origin: L. Sluggishness, numbness Torpor retinae, an obsolete term for a form of nyctalopia, the retina responding only to bright luminous stimuli. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Torpidity

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1. The London Encyclopaedia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art by Thomas Tegg (1829)
"Were it possible for life to continue during a total rest or torpidity of the vital organs, as it does during that of the organs of external sense, ..."

2. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke (1800)
"Ол the torpidity of the ... of torpidity. sI have for many years attended carefully ,to the motions of ..."

3. Insect Transformations.. by James Rennie (1830)
"We may remark, that the results of these experiments afford interesting illustrations of the torpidity of both the larger animals and of plants. ..."

4. Experimental Researches Applied to Physiology and Pathology by Charles-Edouard Brown-Séquard (1853)
"ON THE CAUSES OF THE torpidity OF THE TENREC, (Erina- ceus ecaudatus, Linn. ... During the time of its torpidity, the tenrec is under ..."

5. A Journal of Natural Philosophy, Chemistry and the Arts by William Nicholson (1808)
"Mr. du Pont agrees in opinion, perhaps with the majority j^e rert\\-in- of naturalists, respecting the nature of torpidity ; for he re- explanation of fers ..."

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