Torpor
Torpor Tor"por, n. [L., from torpere, to be torpid.] [1913 Webster] 1. Loss of motion, or of the motion; a state of inactivity with partial or total insensibility; numbness. [1913 Webster]

2. Dullness; sluggishness; inactivity; as, a torpor of the mental faculties. [1913 Webster]


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