Torpor

  • 1 Torpor — is a (usually short term) state of decreased physiological activity in an animal, usually characterized by a reduced body temperature and rate of metabolism. Animals that go through torpor include birds (even tiny hummingbirds) notably… …

    Wikipedia

  • 2 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 torpor — (n.) c.1600, from L. torpor numbness, from torpere be numb, from PIE root *ster stiff (Cf. O.C.S. trupeti, Lith. tirpstu to become rigid; Gk. stereos solid; O.E. steorfan to die; see STERILE (Cf …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 Torpor — (Torpidĭtas, lat.), 1) krankhaft verminderte Erregbarkeit u. Beweglichkeit, selbst bis zur Betäubung aufgehobene u. unvollkommene Perception der Reize; 2) Trägheit od. Schwäche überhaupt …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 5 Tórpor — (lat., Torpidität), Gefühl , Reizlosigkeit …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 6 torpor — 1. estado de inactividad mental o física. 2. ausencia o lentitud de respuesta a un estímulo. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …

    Diccionario médico

  • 7 torpor — index inaction, inertia, languor, sloth Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 TORPOR — fatalis quidam, et omnia invitô animô, segnibus membris, agenda, inter mala prodigia, memoratur Claudiano, de Cerere, amissâ Proserpina, l. 3. de Raptu, v. 137. Haec ubi; digreditur Templis, sed nulla ruenti Mobilitas, tardos queritur non ire… …

    Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • 9 TORPOR — TORPOR, торпор, или сопор (sopor), глубокое угнетение сознания, наблюдаемое при многих тяжелых заболеваниях на высоте болезнен «35 68<S ного процесса. Торпорозное состояние близко I к коматозному, отличаясь от последнего тем, что при нем …

    Большая медицинская энциклопедия

  • 10 torpor — |ô| s. m. 1. Estado tórpido de alguma parte do corpo. 2.  [Figurado] Inação do espírito. 3. Indiferença …

    Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • 11 torpor — tȍrpor m DEFINICIJA 1. a. pat. stanje smanjene aktivnosti i osjetljivosti tijela b. psih. stanje u kojem je intelektualna aktivnost usporena 2. pren. klima, atmosfera pasivnosti i neaktivnosti ETIMOLOGIJA vidi torpidan …

    Hrvatski jezični portal

  • 12 torpor — *torpidity, stupor, *lethargy, languor, lassitude Analogous words: apathy, phlegm, impassivity, stolidity (see under IMPASSIVE): inertness or inertia, passiveness, inactivity (see corresponding adjectives at INACTIVE) Antonyms: animation …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 13 torpor — is spelt or in both BrE and AmE …

    Modern English usage

  • 14 torpor — [n] lethargy apathy, disinterest, dormancy, drowsiness, dullness, idleness, impassivity, inaction, inactivity, languor, laziness, lifelessness, listlessness, passiveness, sleepiness, sloth, slowness, sluggishness, slumber, stupor, torpidity,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 15 torpor — ► NOUN ▪ physical or mental inactivity; lethargy. ORIGIN Latin …

    English terms dictionary

  • 16 torpor — [tôr′pər] n. [L < torpere: see TORPID] 1. a state of being dormant or inactive; temporary loss of all or part of the power of sensation or motion; sluggishness; stupor 2. dullness; apathy …

    English World dictionary

  • 17 Torpor — Unter dem Torpor (lat. Erstarrung, Betäubung) versteht man einen physiologischen Schlafzustand, der bei einigen kleineren Säugetieren und Vögeln, also bei homoiothermen oder endothermen Tieren vorkommt und der einer Lethargie vergleichbar ist,… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 18 Torpor — Tor|por 〈m.; s; unz.; Med.〉 = Torpidität * * * Tọrpor   [lateinisch »Erstarrung«] der, s, Torpidität,    1) Biologie: Erstarrungszustand, der mit einer starken Reduktion des Stoffwechsels und der Körpertemperat …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 19 torpor — [[t]tɔ͟ː(r)pə(r)[/t]] N UNCOUNT: also a N Torpor is the state of being completely inactive mentally or physically, for example because of illness or laziness. [FORMAL] He had slumped into a state of torpor from which nothing could rouse him...… …

    English dictionary

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    Diccionario de uso del español actual con sinónimos y antónimos