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Word: torpor

Definition: lethargy; sluggishness; dormancy; ADJ. torpid: lethargic; lazy; inactive; (of an animal) dormant; hibernating


Sentences Containing 'torpor'

Because many homeothermic animals use enzymes which are specialized for a narrow range of body temperatures, hypothermia rapidly leads to torpor and then death.
cried Andrea, who seemed roused from the torpor in which he had been plunged.
During cold weather, especially below about 6°C (43°F), Tasmanian pygmy possums have the ability to enter torpor.
He has stated that "the fact that one of Japan's biggest and most important companies is again finding ways to make money on the homefront is a good sign that the nation's economic torpor may not last too much longer."
Morrel, overpowered, turned around in the arm chair; a delicious torpor permeated every vein.
sleep broken by nervous spasms, excitation of the brain, torpor of the nerve centres.
The torpor of his mind renders him not only incapable of relishing or bearing a part in any rational conversation, but of conceiving any generous, noble, or tender sentiment, and consequently of forming any just judgment concerning many even of the ordinary duties of private life.
This torpor typically takes place throughout winter (May to early September) but has been observed as late as December.
Toys and fooleries at home, wars abroad: sometimes terror, sometimes torpor, or stupid sloth: this is thy daily slavery.

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