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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtorportor‧por /ˈtɔːpə $ ˈtɔːrpər/ noun [singular, uncountable]  formalLAZYSLEEP a state of being not active because you are lazy or sleepy She tried to rouse him from the torpor into which he had sunk.
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torporThere lay Dineh, captive, in a torpor, while his enemies decided how to put him to death.He had sunk into an intellectual torpor.And without me the school might sink into torpor.This would weaken incentives and lead to periods of torpor and stagnation.Amphibians may have survived because of their ability to hibernate or to enter a state of torpor.They will remain there in a state of torpor, patiently awaiting the return of the rains.But its prolonged torpor only adds to the suspense now.This, maybe, was my opportunity to escape from the torpor into which I had sunk.Not even a bravura turn by one of the most charismatic actors of his generation can relieve the torpor.
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