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Definition of Torpor

Torpor: Sluggishness, dullness, languor, lassitude, stupor, torpidity. People can fall into a state of torpor, as can animals. Some mosquitoes pass the winter in a state of torpor. From the Latin torpor, from torpere, to be sluggish or numb.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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