torpid


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Torpid \Tor"pid\ (t[^o]r"p[i^]d), a. [L. torpidus, fr. torpere
   to be stiff, numb, or torpid; of uncertain origin.]
   1. Having lost motion, or the power of exertion and feeling;
      numb; benumbed; as, a torpid limb.
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            Without heat all things would be torpid. --Ray.
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   2. Dull; stupid; sluggish; inactive. --Sir M. Hale.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Torpid \Tor"pid\, n. [See Torpid, a.] [Slang, Oxford
   University, Eng.]
   1. An inferior racing boat, or one who rows in such a boat.
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   2. pl. The Lenten rowing races.
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