torpid

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈtɔːrpɪd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈtɔrpɪd/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(tôrpid)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
tor•pid1 /ˈtɔrpɪd/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. inactive or sluggish.
  2. unwilling to move much or be active; apathetic;
    lethargic.
tor•pid•i•ty /tɔrˈpɪdɪti/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]
tor•pid•ly, adv. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
tor•pid1  (tôrpid),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. inactive or sluggish.
  2. slow;
    dull;
    apathetic;
    lethargic.
  3. dormant, as a hibernating or estivating animal.
tor•pid i•ty, torpid•ness, n. 
tor pid•ly, adv. 
  • Latin torpidus numb, equivalent. to torp(ēre) to be stiff or numb + -idus -id4
  • 1605–15
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged indolent.
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See inactive.
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged energetic.

tor•pid2  (tôrpid),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. an eight-oared, clinker-built boat used for races at Oxford University during the Lenten term.
  • special use of torpid1 1830–40

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
torpid /ˈtɔːpɪd/ adj
  1. apathetic, sluggish, or lethargic
  2. (of a hibernating animal) dormant; having greatly reduced metabolic activity
  3. unable to move or feel
Etymology: 17th Century: from Latin torpidus, from torpēre to be numb, motionless

torˈpidity n ˈtorpidly adv
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