torpor
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin, from torpēre Date: 13th century 1. a. a state of mental and motor inactivity with partial or total insensibility b. a state of lowered physiological activity typically characterized by reduced metabolism, heart rate, respiration, and body temperature that occurs in varying degrees especially in hibernating and estivating animals 2. apathy, dullness Synonyms: see lethargy

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