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torpesco , pŭi, 3,
I.v. inch. n. [torpeo], to grow stiff or numb, to become useless or torpid.
B. Transf., to become dull, grow dim: “(margaritae) flavescunt et illae senectā rugisque torpescunt,Plin. 9, 35, 54, § 109.—
II. Trop., to become listless, dull, inactive, indolent, etc.: “ne per otium torpescerent manus aut animus,Sall. C. 16, 3; cf.: “ingenium incultu atque socordiā torpescere sinunt,id. J. 2, 4: “deliciis et desidia torpescere,Tac. H. 1, 71: “vigor cogebatur senio torpescere rerum,Sil. 16, 14.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (5):
    • Ovid, Metamorphoses, 10.44
    • Tacitus, Historiae, 1.71
    • Sallust, Catilinae Coniuratio, 16
    • Sallust, Bellum Iugurthinum, 2
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 23, 9
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