A Word A Day : Torpor
Tuesday, 30th October 2007 : Today's Word is ...
( Noun )
Pronunciation : táw-r-per
1. Lack of mental or physical energy
2. The dormant state of an animal
3. Absence of the ability to move or feel
13th century - Latin - torpere - be stiff
Sluggishness, Inactivity, Apathy, Inactivity, Inertia, Indolence, Languor, Lethargy, Listlessness, Lassitude,Torpidness, Torpidity, Passivity, Passiveness
• She still lay back in the chair, possessed by a torpor
like the torpor
of death--insensible to sound, insensible to touch.
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