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Meaning of TORPID

Pronunciation:  'torpid

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  slow and apathetic; "she was fat and inert"; "a sluggish worker"; "a mind grown torpid in old age"
  2. [adj]  (biology) in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation; "dormant buds"; "a hibernating bear"; "torpid frogs"
 

TORPID is a 6 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: asleep(p), dormant, hibernating(a), inactive, inert, sluggish
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Tor"pid\, n. [See {Torpid}, a.] [Slang, Oxford
    University, Eng.]
    1. An inferior racing boat, or one who rows in such a boat.
    
    2. pl. The Lenten rowing races.
    
    
  2. \Tor"pid\, a. [L. torpidus, fr. torpere to be stiff,
    numb, or torpid; of uncertain origin.]
    1. Having lost motion, or the power of exertion and feeling;
       numb; benumbed; as, a torpid limb.
    
             Without heat all things would be torpid. --Ray.
    
    2. Dull; stupid; sluggish; inactive. --Sir M. Hale.
    
    
 

 

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