lethargy definition

  • noun:
    • circumstances of slowness, inactivity, and apathy.
    • A state of unconsciousness resembling deep sleep.
    • Morbid drowsiness; proceeded or profound sleep, from which a person can scarcely be awaked.
    • circumstances of inaction or indifference.
    • A state of prolonged inactivity or torpor; inertness of human anatomy or head; sluggishness; dullness; stupor.
    • particularly, in pathology, a problem of consciousness, which comes with prolonged and powerful sleep, that the individual is momentarily aroused, but into which he quickly sinks once more.
    • The hibernation or wintertime rest of an animal, or other state of total repose, as a period of summer time lethargy seen in many insect-larvæ, the repose of numerous exotic creatures during the dry season, etc.
    • Same as litharge.
    • circumstances of comatose torpor (as within sleeping illness)
    • weakness described as a lack of vigor or power
    • inactivity; showing a silly insufficient energy
  • verb-transitive:
    • To lethargize.
  • others:
    • to produce tired or lifeless.

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