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synonyms for torpor

  • apathy
  • disinterest
  • dormancy
  • drowsiness
  • dullness
  • idleness
  • impassivity
  • inaction
  • inactivity
  • languor
  • laziness
  • lifelessness
  • listlessness
  • passiveness
  • sleepiness
  • sloth
  • slowness
  • sluggishness
  • slumber
  • stupor
  • torpidity
  • torpidness
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antonyms for torpor

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  • action
  • consciousness
  • diligence
  • industry
  • interest
  • liveliness
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How to use torpor in a sentence

The strategy is to lull you into a happy torpor so you don’t log off.
MORGAN WALLEN’S BIG MOMENT FEELS ABOUT 19 SONGS TOO LONGCHRIS RICHARDSJANUARY 14, 2021WASHINGTON POST
That revealed nitrogen going into amino acids, the building blocks of proteins, that formed in the animals’ muscles and also in the lungs, kidneys and other areas of the body during those brief periods between bouts of torpor.
THESE ARCTIC SQUIRRELS RECYCLE BITS OF THEIR OWN BODIES TO SURVIVE WINTERCAROLYN WILKEDECEMBER 16, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
During the squirrels’ torpor, Rice and her team observed a chemical signal showing that skeletal muscle was slowly breaking down.
THESE ARCTIC SQUIRRELS RECYCLE BITS OF THEIR OWN BODIES TO SURVIVE WINTERCAROLYN WILKEDECEMBER 16, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
The earliest fossil evidence of the metabolic slowdowns known as torpor may come from tusks of ancient creatures called Lystrosaurus.
ANCIENT LYSTROSAURUS TUSKS MAY SHOW THE OLDEST SIGNS OF A HIBERNATION-LIKE STATESUSAN MILIUSSEPTEMBER 16, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Instead, as temperatures drop with the sun, these hummingbirds enter a state of suspended animation known as torpor.
THIS HUMMINGBIRD SURVIVES COLD NIGHTS BY NEARLY FREEZING ITSELF SOLIDJONATHAN LAMBERTSEPTEMBER 8, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Narcotic poisons are neutralized by vinegar:—Narcotics … torpor … strong wine … sour wine … vinegar.
ASSIMILATIVE MEMORYMARCUS DWIGHT LARROWE (AKA PROF. A. LOISETTE)
I wanted to speak to him and tried to do so, but the torpor against which I was struggling prevented me for some minutes.
THE SEVEN CARDINAL SINS: ENVY AND INDOLENCEEUGNE SUE
The dauphiness fell, half swooned, on the step of her praying-desk and dwelt in deadly torpor.
BALSAMO, THE MAGICIANALEXANDER DUMAS
He sank into a kind of torpor, from which he was roused by the sound of applause and enthusiastic bravos.
THE NABOBALPHONSE DAUDET
It is what will come upon you if you don't throw off this torpor.
THE DIAMOND COTERIELAWRENCE L. LYNCH
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WORDS RELATED TO TORPOR

  • blackout
  • dullness
  • faint
  • hebetude
  • insensibility
  • lethargy
  • oblivion
  • sleep
  • slumber
  • somnolence
  • stupor
  • swoon
  • syncope
  • torpidity
  • torpor
  • trance
  • apathy
  • black mood
  • blahs
  • blue funk
  • blues
  • boredom
  • bummer
  • dejection
  • disinterest
  • dismals
  • downer
  • dullness
  • dumps
  • ennui
  • funk
  • gloom
  • inactivity
  • indifference
  • inertia
  • lassitude
  • letdown
  • listlessness
  • malaise
  • slump
  • stagnation
  • stupor
  • tedium
  • torpor
  • yawn
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