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Meaning of LETHARGY

Pronunciation:  'lethurjee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy
  2. [n]  weakness characterized by a lack of vitality or energy
  3. [n]  a state of comatose torpor (as found in sleeping sickness)
 

LETHARGY is a 8 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: inanition, languor, lassitude, lassitude, phlegm, sluggishness, sluggishness
 
 See Also: hebetude, inactiveness, inactivity, inertia, torpidity, torpor, weakness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Leth"ar*gy\ (-j[y^]), n.; pl. {-gies} (-j[i^]z). [F.
    l['e]thargie, L. lethargia, Gr. lhqargi`a, fr. lh`qargos
    forgetful, fr. lh`qh forgetfulness. See {Lethe}.]
    1. Morbid drowsiness; continued or profound sleep, from which
       a person can scarcely be awaked.
    
    2. A state of inaction or indifference.
    
             Europe lay then under a deep lethargy. --Atterbury.
    
    
  2. \Leth"ar*gy\, v. t.
    To lethargize. [Obs.] --Shak.
    
    
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Indifference, inattention, and lack of energy.
 
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