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torpid

(of a hibernating animal) dormant; having greatly reduced metabolic activity
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I take pains to remember these small items, because they suggest the day-life or torpidity of what may look very brilliant at night;--these corked-up fountains, slovenly green sward, cracked casts of statues, pasteboard castles and duck-pond bay of Balaclava, then shining out in magic splendor; and the shabby attendants, whom we saw sweeping, shoveling, are probably transformed into the heroes of Sebastopol.
The PTSD, introduced as a diagnostic category in DSM-III requires an excessive response to an intense stress making factor that involves anxiety, avoiding the stimuli related with disasters, general torpidity of general responses.
(12) In other words, even if a firm is evaluated and is given a certain credit grade, it is actually the lagged rating that is observed due to torpidity existing in the information flow.
It's the sheer torpidity of the whole enterprise which lets the side down - particularly with the introduction of the supporting characters supposedly vying for George's six pack.
This political art requires overcoming the erotic drive of like to like, which if left unchecked, would produce either madness or torpidity. Such interweaving is appropriate for the Age of Zeus, in which humans are left to their own devices and are especially in need of a leadership that overcomes the innate tendencies of erotic nature.
This immunological picture, reduction of immunological control, consequently, results in development of endogenous intoxication which, in its turn, can have strong effect on the general progressing of psoriatic process and induce torpidity of the treatment performed.
That they have served only to awaken the drowsy Spaniard a moment from his torpidity in order to sink the unhappy Indians to the grave in laboring to satisfy his guilty avarice, his thirst for gold, to him superior to all but in indolence.
Torpidity in the White-throated Swift, Anna Hummingbird and Poorwill.
Saxony Anhalt may be portrayed as a depressed, almost lifeless environment, the taciturn dialogue, static camerawork and the slow pace of the film accentuating the torpidity of the region, yet these same features might be reworked to offer an index of Heimat virtues that distinguish the East from the fast-paced, competitive, garrulous West.
He interpreted the phrase "colorless green" as "pallid green," and "sleep furiously" as "the frenzy of sleep." "In its figurative sense," Jakobson wrote, "the verb 'sleep' means 'to be in a state like sleep, as that of inertness, torpidity, numbness,' e.g., 'his hatred never slept'; why, then, cannot someone's ideas fall into sleep?"
* lack of energy or torpidity that does not disappear after the first minutes of warming-up, indicating an overstress of the muscle-bone system structures