Torpescent Tor*pes"cent, a. [L. torpescens, p. pr. of torpescere to grow stiff, numb, or torpid, incho. fr. torpere. See {Torpid}.] Becoming torpid or numb. --Shenstone. [1913 Webster]

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  • otiose — I adjective abortive, apathetic, arid, barren, bootless, dallying, dilatory, disengaged, dispensable, disused, dormant, dried up, effete, exhausted, expendable, faineant, fallow, feckless, fruitless, futile, idle, impotent, impracticable,… …   Law dictionary

  • 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

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  • dormant — adj 1. sleeping, asleep, resting, at rest; hibernating, {of land) fallow, dormient; inactive, lifeless, inert, still, stock still, silent; motionless, immovable, immobile; unmoving, stationary, becalmed. 2. dull, sluggish, passive, lethargic,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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