Torpescence Tor*pes"cence, n. The quality or state or being torpescent; torpidness; numbness; stupidity. [1913 Webster]

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  • rest — I n 1. sleep, repose, slumber. Inf. beauty sleep; nap, catnap, nod, snooze, doze, siesta, Inf. forty winks; coma, Pathol. sopor, trance, stupor; lethargy, sluggishness, torpor, torpescence; dormancy, hibernation, estivation. 2. pause, halt, stand …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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