Tor"pid (tor"pid), a. [L. torpidus, fr. torpere to be stiff, numb, or torpid; of uncertain origin.]

1.

Having lost motion, or the power of exertion and feeling; numb; benumbed; as, a torpid limb.

Without heat all things would be torpid.
Ray.

2.

Dull; stupid; sluggish; inactive. Sir M. Hale.

 

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Tor"pid (?), n. [See Torpid, a.] [Slang, Oxford University, Eng.]

1.

An inferior racing boat, or one who rows in such a boat.

2. pl.

The Lenten rowing races.

 

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