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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Lethargy

LETH'ARGY, noun [Latin lethargia; Gr. oblivion and idle.]

1. Preternatural sleepiness; morbid drowsiness; continued or profound sleep, from which a person can scarcely be awaked, and if awaked, remains stupid.

2. Dullness; inaction; inattention.

Europe lay them under a deep lethargy

LETH'ARGY, verb transitive To make lethargic or dull.