/leth"euhr jee/, n., pl. lethargies.
1. the quality or state of being drowsy and dull, listless and unenergetic, or indifferent and lazy; apathetic or sluggish inactivity.
2. Pathol. an abnormal state or disorder characterized by overpowering drowsiness or sleep.
[1325-75; < LL lethargia < Gk lethargía, equiv. to létharg(os) drowsy + -ia -Y3 (see LETHE, -ALGIA); r. ME litargie < ML litargia < LGk, Gk, as above]

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