1. sluggish inactivity or inertia.
2. lethargic indifference; apathy.
3. a state of suspended physical powers and activities.
4. dormancy, as of a hibernating animal.
Use torpor in a Sentence
(Link to ask.com gives: "His boring lecture did nothing to alter the torpor of the students, most of whom were dozing or doodling, none of whom cared what was being discussed.")
1600–10; < L: numbness, equiv. to torp(ēre) to be stiff or numb + -or
2. stolidity, listlessness, lethargy. 4. sleepiness, slumber, drowsiness.