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See torpedo (a kind of fish).


torpedinous (comparative more torpedinous, superlative most torpedinous)

  1. Exerting a benumbing influence; stupefying; dull; torpid.
    • De Quincey
      Fishy were his eyes; torpedinous was his manner.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for torpedinous in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)