What does the word torpor mean?

Usage examples for torpor

  1. At the end of two days he rallied from his torpor; he awoke, he remembered he was a man born to work, to earn his daily bread, and bear the burden of life. – Rachel Gray by Julia Kavanagh
  2. His mental powers, fluctuating between torpor and animation- shaken, but not overpowered by the trials which had assailed them- suddenly rallied, and resuming somewhat of their accustomed balance, became awakened to a sense of their own aberration. – Antonina by Wilkie Collins