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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈtɔːpə(ɹ)/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈtɔɹpɚ/
Audio (US) (file)
- Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)pə(ɹ)
- A state of being inactive or stuporous.
- A state of apathy or lethargy.
- 1826, Mary Shelley, chapter 7, in The Last Man:
- She knew that she was the cause of her husband's utter ruin; and she strung herself to bear the consequences. The reproaches which agony extorted; or worse, cureless, uncomplaining depression, when his mind was sunk in a torpor, not the less painful because it was silent and moveless.
- (biology) A state similar to hibernation characterised by energy-conserving, very deep sleep.
being inactive or stuporous
a state of apathy or lethargy
(biology) a state similar to hibernation characterised by energy-conserving, very deep sleep
- “torpor”, in Charlton T[homas] Lewis; Charles [Lancaster] Short (1879) […] A New Latin Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Chicago, Ill.: American Book Company; Oxford: Clarendon Press.
- “torpor”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- torpor in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
torpor m (plural torpores)
- torpor (state of being inactive or stuporous)