Torpitude

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Torpitude Torpidness. "In a kind of torpitude , or sleeping state."
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n torpitude Torpor; torpidity; dormancy, as of animals. See torpidity, 2.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Torpitude state of being torpid: numbness: dullness: stupidity
    • ***

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. torpidustorpēre.

Usage

In literature:

The Russians seem not yet thawed from the winter's torpitude.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Her voice made a tiny noise in the grave torpitude of the day.
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
***

In poetry:

Now that cedars, taper-wise,
Tincture delicately skies--
Smokes of fragrance darkly brood
Over cactus torpitude.
"Cactus Bloom" by Norman MacLeod