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torpĕo , ēre, v. n. Sanscr. root tarp-, to sate; Gr. τέρπω,
I.to be stiff, numb, motionless, inactive, torpid, sluggish, etc. (syn.: langueo, languesco, stupeo, rigeo).
B. Transf., of inanim. things, to be still, motionless, sluggish: “torpentes lacus,Stat. Th. 9, 452: “amnis,id. ib. 4, 172: “locus depressus hieme pruinis torpet,Col. 1, 4, 10: “Orpheus tacuit torpente lyrā,Sen. Med. 348: “antra Musarum longo torpentia somno,Claud. Rapt. Pros. 2, praef. 51; 1, 262.—
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