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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the torpor of the mango season, I am closer to the heady basil
Grossman also identifies one of the main functions of literature--to reach people and shake them out of their torpor, to help them to feel empathy for their enemies and "see the conflict from the other person's point of view.
With warming temperatures, bears in places including Yellowstone and Glacier have been seen emerging from their torpor as much as a month early.
After my parents left for church, a further mini-drama in itself as my dad tried to hurry my distracted mum up, my half-Syrian friend Julian and I would exhale deeply and sit down in front of the fire before gently sinking into a delicious torpor.
The world's top economies declared on Saturday after the meeting that they need to look beyond ultra-low interest rates and printing money to shake the global economy out of its torpor, while renewing their focus on structural reform to spark activity.
Dubai: Investors in Dubai realty will need to start shifting their gaze to 2017 - that's when the market is most likely to start shaking off its torpor, according to the consultancy KPMG.
But in Vietnam, new measurements of wintertime body temperature for pygmy slow lorises (Nycticebus pygmaeus, one shown above) show bouts of chilly torpor lasting as long as 63 hours.
As chipmunks hide in their underground burrows in the cold months, they go into torpor (tawr-per).
The serious North East problems of unemployment, poor services and social deprivation will be addressed effectively when this region throws off the torpor of decades and demands fair property taxation, levels of public investment comparable to Scotland's and the replacement of 12 ineffective local authorities with a regional government with real powers and a commitment to working in real partnership with entrepreneurs.
Nationalism is not the answer but it does offer an angry home for voters frustrated by the ability of conventional politics to find a way out of economic torpor and deal with the inequities created by modern, wealthy western society.
Torpor was then found to be a strategy used when food availability was limited.
htm) Discovery News , torpor, a state of reduced physiological activity, could reduce the metabolic functions of the astronauts with the help of medical procedures.
Garden dormice were found to use a short sleep called torpor to save energy when there isn't much food around.
characterized by entry into torpor, which involves profound decrease in metabolism, heart rate, respiration, and body temperature (a few degrees above the ambient temperature) (Geiser, 2004; Okamoto et al.
Consideration of the role of torpor is also germane to our hypothesis.