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ADJECTIVE (2)

1. slow and apathetic;
- Example: "she was fat and inert"
- Example: "a sluggish worker"
- Example: "a mind grown torpid in old age"
[syn: inert, sluggish, soggy, torpid]

2. in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation;
- Example: "dormant buds"
- Example: "a hibernating bear"
- Example: "torpid frogs"
[syn: dormant, hibernating(a), torpid]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Torpid \Tor"pid\ (t[^o]r"p[i^]d), 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. [1913 Webster] Without heat all things would be torpid. --Ray. [1913 Webster] 2. Dull; stupid; sluggish; inactive. --Sir M. Hale. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Torpid \Tor"pid\, n. [See Torpid, a.] [Slang, Oxford University, Eng.] 1. An inferior racing boat, or one who rows in such a boat. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. pl. The Lenten rowing races. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

torpid adj 1: slow and apathetic; "she was fat and inert"; "a sluggish worker"; "a mind grown torpid in old age" [syn: inert, sluggish, soggy, torpid] 2: in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation; "dormant buds"; "a hibernating bear"; "torpid frogs" [syn: dormant, hibernating(a), torpid]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

139 Moby Thesaurus words for "torpid": Laodicean, Olympian, abeyant, abiding, aloof, apathetic, benumbed, blah, blase, bored, cataleptic, catatonic, changeless, comatose, constant, continuing, dead, debilitated, desensitized, detached, disinterested, dopey, dormant, droopy, drugged, dull, durable, enduring, enervated, exanimate, faineant, firm, fixed, flat, foul, frozen, groggy, heartless, heavy, hebetudinous, hopeless, immobile, immutable, in a stupor, in abeyance, in suspense, inactive, inanimate, indifferent, indolent, inert, insouciant, intact, inviolate, jaded, lackadaisical, languid, languorous, lasting, latent, leaden, lethargic, lifeless, listless, logy, lumpish, moribund, motionless, nonchalant, numb, numbed, passive, permanent, perpetual, persistent, phlegmatic, pluckless, pococurante, pooped, quiescent, remaining, resigned, rigid, sated, sedentary, slack, sleeping, sleepy, slothful, slow, slow-moving, slow-paced, sluggish, slumbering, slumberous, smoldering, sodden, solid, somnolent, soporific, spiritless, spunkless, stable, stagnant, stagnating, standing, static, stationary, staying, steadfast, stoic, stultified, stupefied, stupid, supine, suspended, sustained, tame, unaltered, unaroused, uncaring, unchangeable, unchanged, unchanging, unchecked, unconcerned, undestroyed, unfading, unfailing, uninterested, unshifting, unvaried, unvarying, vegetable, vegetative, wan, weary, withdrawn, world-weary