Torpid is an adjective that is used to describe having or showing minimal movement. inactive, dormant, sluggish, slow, dull.


  1. He was very ‘torpid’ after his operation.
  2. The class were ‘torpid’ in listening to the teachers instructions when he told them that the lecture had been extended for a further hour.
  3. She spent a few years in a ‘torpid’ manner simply to have a long think about what she wanted from her life.

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