torpid

  • 1 Torpid — Tor pid (t[^o]r p[i^]d), a. [L. torpidus, fr. torpere to be stiff, numb, or torpid; of uncertain origin.] 1. Having lost motion, or the power of exertion and feeling; numb; benumbed; as, a torpid limb. [1913 Webster] Without heat all things would …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 torpid — TORPÍD, Ă, torpizi, de, adj. (livr.) Leneş, molatic, încet, greoi. – Din fr. torpide, it. torpido, lat. torpidus. Trimis de LauraGellner, 28.06.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  torpíd adj. m., pl …

    Dicționar Român

  • 3 Torpid — Tor pid, n. [See {Torpid}, a.] [Slang, Oxford University, Eng.] 1. An inferior racing boat, or one who rows in such a boat. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. pl. The Lenten rowing races. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 torpid — [tôr′pid] adj. [L torpidus < torpere, to be numb or torpid < IE *( s) terp < base *( s) ter , to be stiff > STARE, STARVE] 1. a) having lost temporarily all or part of the power of sensation or motion, as a hibernating animal; dormant …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Torpid — (v. lat.), gefühllos, unempfindlich, betäubt; an Schwäche hinsichtlich der Bewegung, des Gefühls, der Besinnung leidend, od. damit verbunden, s. Torpor …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 6 Torpīd — (lat.), schwer erregbar, empfindungslos …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 7 Torpid — Torpīd (lat.), starr, empfindungslos; Torpidität, Gliedererstarrung …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 8 Torpid — Torpid, lat. dtsch., gefühllos, betäubt; T. ität, Torpor, Trägheit, Schwäche, Gefühllosigkeit …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 9 torpid — I adjective apathetic, benumbed, comatose, dead, disinterested, dormant, drowsy, dull, heavy, idle, impervious, inactive, inanimate, indifferent, indolent, iners, inert, inexcitable, insensate, insensible, languid, languorous, lazy, leaden,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 torpid — torpid:⇨stumpfsinnig(1) …

    Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • 11 torpid — (adj.) 1610s, from L. torpidus benumbed, from torpere be numb or stiff (see TORPOR (Cf. torpor)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 12 torpid — *lethargic, sluggish, comatose Analogous words: inert, *inactive, idle, passive: phlegmatic, *impassive, stolid Antonyms: agile …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 13 torpid — [adj] lazy, slow apathetic, benumbed, comatose, dopey*, dormant, drowsy, dull, faineant, heavy, hebetudinous, idle, inactive, indifferent, indolent, inert, lackadaisical, languid, languorous, latent, leaden, lethargic, listless, lymphatic,… …

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  • 14 torpid — ► ADJECTIVE 1) mentally or physically inactive. 2) (of an animal) dormant, especially during hibernation. DERIVATIVES torpidity noun torpidly adverb. ORIGIN Latin torpidus, from torpere be numb or sluggish …

    English terms dictionary

  • 15 torpid — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin torpidus, from torpēre to be sluggish or numb; akin to Lithuanian tirpti to become numb Date: 15th century 1. a. having lost motion or the power of exertion or feeling ; dormant, numb b. sluggish in …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 torpid — adjective formal not active because you are lazy or sleepy, or making you feel like this: a torpid mind | the heavy torpid warmth of the evening air torpidly adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 torpid —   a. numb; sleepy; dull.    ♦ torpidity, n.    ♦ torpify, v.t. make torpid.    ♦ torpor, n. torpid state; apathy.    ♦ torporific, a. torpifying …

    Dictionary of difficult words

  • 18 torpid — tor|pid [ˈto:pıd US ˈto:r ] adj formal [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: torpidus, from torpere to be stiff or without feeling ] not active because you are lazy or sleepy ▪ a torpid mind …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 torpid — [17] Torpid was acquired from Latin torpidus, a derivative of torpēre ‘be stiff, numb, inactive, etc’. Also from torpēre came torpēdō, which was applied to a type of fish capable of producing an electric shock with which it numbs its prey.… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 20 torpid — [[t]tɔ͟ː(r)pɪd[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you are torpid, you are mentally or physically inactive, especially because you are feeling lazy or sleepy. [FORMAL] Syn: lethargic …

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