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Torpid appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Dip rotten animals I slam in a net, torpid.
  • Bush’s in a data warding issue: torpid as a re-voting nit over a sad "I, Proteus" sign I draw at a Danish sub.
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Definition of the adjective torpid

What does torpid mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. slow and apathetic
  2. in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation

Alternative definition of the adjective torpid


  1. unmoving, dormant or hibernating
  2. lazy, lethargic or apathetic

Definition of the adjective torpid for high school students

    lethargic, dormant, lacking motion
    • example: The torpid whale floated, wallowing in the water for hours.

The adjective torpid is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for torpid

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Deserts (1999)

by Michael A. Mares, Oklahoma Museum of Natural History (Norman, Okla.)

While torpid these animals typically have body temperatures that are within a degree or two Celsius of the ambient temperature; the metabolic reduction (= energy saving) is directly related to body temperature reduction and therefore is greater ...

Google previewDictionary of Confusable Words (2000)

by Adrian Room

TURBID turbid see turgid turgid/tumid/turbid/torpid Turgid means unhealthily hard and swollen, and Is used mostly for distendable objects or organs: 'The cows waited with turgid udders, long overdue for milking.' Tumid means almost the ...

Google previewThe Advertising Age Encyclopedia of Advertising (2015)

by John McDonough, Karen Egolf

®Torpid. liver. ̄ The illustration showed a black bird holding in its beak a banner bearing the logo of Carter«s Little...

®Torpid. liver positively cured by Carter«s Little Liver Pills. ̄ Patent medicines were big business in the United States in the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Diet: A Treatise on the Food Question (Complete) (2015)

by Eugene Christian

HEADACHE—TORPID. LIVER. BREAKFAST Cherries or berries—neither sugar nor cream Two bananas broiled in butter, or baked, eaten with cream (They may be eaten uncooked if sufficiently ripe) A few raisins, with either butter or nuts ...

Google previewThe Dimwit's Dictionary (2012)

Replace Lazy Writing with Elegant English by Robert Hartwell Fiske

Torpid terms are vapid words and phrases that we use in place ofvital ones: a majority of;a moving experience; a number of; a step (forward) in the right direction; cautiously optimistic;(take) corrective action; degree; effectuate; extent; (a) factor; ...

Google previewThe Treasury of Knowledge, and Library of Reference ...: The new universal gazetteer; or, Geographical dictionary ... By Edwin Williams ... 4th ed (1833)

It was torpid, but revived on being exposed. When bees leave a hive, all the individuals first reconnoitre the new situation in small parties. Reptiles become torpid when the temperature is below 40°. Snails, mollusca, and land testacea do the ...

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Scrabble value of T1O1R1P3I1D2

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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