MEANING: adjective:
1. Sluggish or inactive.
2. Apathetic.
3. Dormant, as when hibernating.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin torpidus (numb), from torpere (to be stiff or numb). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ster- (stiff), which also gave us starch, stare, stork, starve, cholesterol, and torpedo. Earliest documented use: 1613.


PORPID - dolphin-like

TORNID - my driver's license is torn up

TOROID - horny, like a bull (What, you were expecting something doughnut-shaped?)