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Definitionin people: inactivity resulting from lethargy and lack of vigor or energy
in animals: a condition of biological rest or suspended animation — (could be in the evening, during the cold, or as in a dormant state all winter)
- The same torpor, as regarded the capacity for intellectual effort, accompanied me home, and weighed upon me in the chamber which I most absurdly termed my study.Introductory (76% in)
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