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- She was the only one of his family who could rouse the old man from the torpor in which he seemed to live.
Book 1torpor = low-energy inactivity
(torpor) in people: a state of low-energy and inactivity
or less commonly:
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)