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Journal Journal: Definition;- torpor 2

tor?por? [tawr-per] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
-noun
1. sluggish inactivity or inertia.
2. lethargic indifference; apathy.
3. a state of suspended physical powers and activities.
4. dormancy, as of a hibernating animal.
[Origin: 1600-10; L: numbness, equiv. to torp(?re) to be stiff or numb + -or -or1]

--Synonyms 2. stolidity, listlessness, lethargy. 4. sleepiness, slumber, drowsiness.

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