a) to vomit violently
b) to cough
c) to struggle, to writhe
d) to depart hurriedly
Today's Featured Word: TORPULENT
torpid; disinclined to act, listless; lacking emotional sensibility
...1657 obs. rare
irregular from torpor after corpulent, etc.
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1657 - see EXAMPLE below
"...our prayers do shew what an oscitant, and torpulent people we are..."
From: God's Plea for Nineveh
By: Thomas Reeve, 1657
Daily Word Quiz Answer
TUSSICATE b) to cough ...1598 obs. rare