Definitions

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  • adj. Exerting a benumbing influence; stupefying; dull; torpid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a torpedo; resembling a torpedo; exerting a benumbing influence; stupefying; dull; torpid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Shocking or benumbing like a torpedo.

Etymologies

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See torpedo (kind of fish).

Examples

  • Fishy were his eyes; torpedinous was his manner; and his main idea, out of two which he really had, related to the moon -- from which you infer, perhaps, that he was lunatic.

    Narrative and Miscellaneous Papers

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