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torpor


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Torpor  \Tor"por\,  n.  [L.,  from  torpere  to  be  torpid.] 
  1.  Loss  of  motion,  or  of  the  motion;  a  state  of  inactivity 
  with  partial  or  total  insensibility;  numbness. 
 
  2.  Dullness;  sluggishness;  inactivity;  as  a  torpor  of  the 
  mental  faculties. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  torpor 
  n  1:  a  state  of  motor  and  mental  inactivity  with  a  partial 
  suspension  of  sensibility;  "he  fell  into  a  deep  torpor" 
  [syn:  {torpidity}] 
  2:  inactivity  resulting  from  torpidity  and  lack  of  vigor  or 
  energy  [syn:  {listlessness},  {torpidity},  {torpidness}] 




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