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torpor
used in Arrowsmith

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Definition
in people:  inactivity resulting from lethargy and lack of vigor or energy

or:

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)
  • He was soggily sleepy, after two country drives on muddy roads, and in his torpor he gave her an overdose of strychnin, which so shocked and stimulated her that she decided to be well.
    Chapter 16 (9% in)
  • Here lived in bulky torpor His Excellency the Governor of St. Hubert, Colonel Sir Robert Fairlamb.
    Chapter 31 (22% in)

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