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TORPEDO TORPID

~ TORPEDO  id+| PARALYZE  DAZE  NUMB |
^u         hx> term used by Robert FULTON [#]
     who in 1806 developed
     a FLOATING MINE
          sug> LODE
~ TORPID  id+ | SLUGGISH |         sug> STUPOR
          as if NUMB  DETACHED     see> STUPID
  also may imply
  sug> STARVATION or
  sug> DEATH
  lat TORPIDUS = TORPID
      TURPIS     DIRTY  UGLY  DEFORMED
  sp  TORPE      CLUMSY  DULL
  ukr TERPIT     NUMB  INERT
      TERPITY    TO SUFFER
      TERPINIA   PATIENCE
  ply> | TORPID PATIENTS CONTORT |
  biol> TORPEDINIDAE or
        CRAMPSHISH or
  ELECTRIC RAY who can
  STUN
  DAZE
  SHOCK
  PARALIZE
  STUPEFY
  med>  TORPID denotes
        APATHETIC
  INERT
  CLUMSY
  DORMANT
  INDIFFERENT
  ply> | AN ELECTRIC RAY or
         A TORPEDO CAN INDUCE
  TORPOR and become a cause for a
  TORTUOUS      sug> TORTURE
  TORT SUIT |   sug> CONTORT
        

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