Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Late Middle English; Latin from Latin, from torpere ‘be numb or sluggish’
  • apathy
  • disinterest
  • dormancy
  • drowsiness
  • dullness
  • idleness
  • action
  • consciousness
  • diligence
  • industry
  • interest
  • liveliness
a state of physical or mental inactivity; lethargy
The turtles slumped into a state of torpor and nothing could rouse them.
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