来自拉丁语 torpere,使麻木，使迟钝，来自 PIE*ster,僵硬，固化，词源同 sterile,stereotype.
- torpor (n.)
- "lethargy, listlessness," c. 1600, from Latin torpor "numbness, sluggishness," from torpere "be numb, be inactive, be dull," from PIE root *ster- (1) "stiff, rigid, firm, strong" (cognates: Old Church Slavonic trupeti, Lithuanian tirpstu "to become rigid;" Greek stereos "solid;" Old English steorfan "to die;" see stereo-).
- 1. In the heat they sank into a state of torpor.
- 2. He fell into a deep torpor.
- 3. He had slumped into a state of torpor from which nothing could rouse him.
- 4. The sick person gradually falls into a torpor.
- 5. She must rouse herself from the torpor of mind and body.
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