1. SYN: torpid. 2. A benumbing agent. [L. torpeo, pres. p. -ens, to be sluggish]

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tor·pent (torґpənt) [L. torpere to be sluggish] 1. torpid. 2. an agent that reduces irritation.

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  • Torpent — Tor pent, a. [L. torpens, p. pr. of torpere to be numb.] Having no motion or activity; incapable of motion; benumbed; torpid. [Obs.] Evelyn. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • torpid — Inactive; sluggish. SYN: torpent (1). [L. torpidus, fr. torpeo, to be sluggish] * * * tor·pid tȯr pəd adj sluggish in functioning or acting: characterized by torpor tor·pid·i·ty tȯr pid ət ē n, pl ties * * * tor·pid (torґpid) [L. torpidus numb …   Medical dictionary

  • VERNATIO — in veter. Onomastico λεβηρὶς. Dum enim diu in cavernis, totâ scil. hieme, torpent serpentes, situ muccôque obducuntur, qui concrescit, condensaturque circa corpus universum, ac cutis speciem habet. Quô pactô affecta serpens locum quaerit angustum …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

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