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English definition of “torpid”

torpid

adjective uk   /ˈtɔː.pɪd/ us    /ˈtɔːr-/ formal
not active; moving or thinking slowly, especially as a result of being lazy or feeling that you want to sleep: If you have a sudden loss of cabin pressure at 20,000 feet, passengers will become torpid and then lose consciousness.Passive and not working
torpidly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
(Definition of torpid from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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