Synonyms: dormancy, stupor
Torpor Sentence: After working hard on weekdays, on weekends he went into a state of pleasant torpor.
Under The Lens: Temporary Hibernation.
The state of reduced physiological activity in an animal is referred to as torpor or temporary hibernation. When an animal is in torpor, its temperature and rate of metabolism reduces. Certain animals undergo daily torpor, usually at night, to conserve energy in adverse conditions