What is another word for torpid?

627 synonyms found


[ tˈɔːpɪd], [ tˈɔːpɪd], [ t_ˈɔː_p_ɪ_d]

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How to use "Torpid" in context?

The word "torpid" is derived from the ancient Greek word "torpion" which means "lying on one's back." The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) notes that the first recorded use of "torpid" in English occurred in 1597. The OED defines "torpid" as "dull, inactive, sluggish" and "prone to sleep or be overcome by sleep." The adjective "torpid" can describe someone who is lazy or inactive, or who is easily overcome by sleep. The noun "torpidness" refers to a state of being sluggish or inactive.

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