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One entry found for torpid.
Main Entry: tor·pid
Pronunciation: primarystresstodotr-pschwad
Function: adjective
Etymology: from Latin torpidus "having lost motion or power of moving or feeling, numb," from torpemacronre "to be numb" --related to TORPEDO --see Word History at TORPEDO
1 a : having lost motion or the power of exertion or feeling b : exhibiting or characterized by topor <a bear torpid in winter sleep>
2 : having too little energy or strength : APATHETIC

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