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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.
torpidly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
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