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torpid

 [tor´pid]
not acting with normal vigor and facility.
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tor·pid

(tōr'pid),
Inactive; sluggish.
Synonym(s): torpent (1)
[L. torpidus, fr. torpeo, to be sluggish]
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tor·pid

(tōr'pid)
Inactive; sluggish.
[L. torpidus, fr. torpeo, to be sluggish]
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References in classic literature ?
The Comte de Vandieres, who, for the last few days, had fallen into a state of second childhood, was seated on a cushion beside his wife, looking fixedly at the fire, which was beginning to thaw his torpid limbs.
I lie awake while thou sleepest, I weep while thou singest, I am faint with fasting while thou art sluggish and torpid from pure repletion.
For my soul and my tongue are really torpid, and I do not know how to answer you; and though I have been delivered of an infinite variety of speeches about virtue before now, and to many persons--and very good ones they were, as I thought--at this moment I cannot even say what virtue is.
Yet with this high temperature, almost every beetle, several genera of spiders, snails, and land-shells, toads and lizards were all lying torpid beneath stones.