torpor


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a state of motor and mental inactivity with a partial suspension of sensibility

inactivity resulting from lethargy and lack of vigor or energy

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Torpor use was measured using temperature loggers placed in the nests of the animals, which detected the sharp drop in body temperature occurring during torpor.
He said that since the 1980s, therapeutic torpor has existed in theory and since 2003, it has been important for critical care trauma patients in medical centres.
The animals also appear to use torpor when the WEATHER is colder.
Consideration of the role of torpor is also germane to our hypothesis.
Their apathy towards the DCC's torpor is regretful since Dubai used to host the most number of games in the UAE and their tournaments catered to all age groups, starting from the school level.
CDATA[ The traditional Israeli Religious Zionist mainstream must awaken from its torpor and make its voice heard above that of "enlightened moderates" who have monopolized media coverage.
In British Columbia, male pallid bats select warmer day roosts, minimizing bouts of deep torpor (Rambaldini and Brigham, 2008).
Film star Stephen Dorff (above) 'rests' at leisure, until daughter Elle Fanning shakes him from his drug-fuelled torpor.
A desperate attempt to rouse fans out of their stillgetting-over-the-weekendand-first-day-back-at-work torpor and get them down to the ground?
The new French President has raised hopes at home that he will be able to dig France out of its current economic torpor, but recent figures indicated that the situation might be more serious than previously expected.
England stirred from its over-indulged Easter torpor, wiped the chocolate from its mouth, leapt from its sofa and yelled in response: "Yes
Diners, Drive-ins and Dives-or Triple D to its fans-is presented by Guy Fieri, a man so red of face, peroxide blond of hair and ebullient of quote (everything is either "off the hook" or "out of bounds" and he's prone to ridiculous statements like: "I could put this on a flip-flop and it would taste good") that he will shake you out of the deepest torpor and put a smile on your face.
Not for them the council sink estate torpor and sloth.
Nationwide said the torpor had also affected property transactions with the 204,000 completed deals in the second quarter of 2011 the lowest for two years.
I predict demand for cars like these will explode, as we shake off our post-Christmas torpor and realise that petrol and diesel are nearly six quid a gallon.