Being in an inactive state during which growth and development cease and metabolism is slowed, usually in response to an adverse environment. In winter, some plants survive as dormant seeds or bulbs, and some animals enter the dormant state of hibernation.
Find another word for torpid. In this page you can discover 25 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for torpid, like: drowsy, dormant, motionless, inert, heavy, sluggish, idle, latent, dull, benumbed and dull.
During the colder months these reptiles remain in a torpid state.
He became torpid, bloated and horrible to look at.
Equally extensive, but less important in the political sphere, were the Papal States and Veneti, the former torpid under the obscurantist rule of pope and cardinals, the latter enervated by luxury and the policy of unmanly complaisance long pursued by doge and council.
Under the influence of his disease, his senses became morbidly torpid, and his imagination morbidly active.
On retiring for the winter the hamster closes the various entrances to its burrow, and becomes torpid during the coldest period.