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dormant

adjective (a)

  • (of e.g. volcanos) not erupting and not extinct (adj.all)
    Synonym: inactive
    Antonym: active
    Example:
    A dormant volcano.
    source: wordnet30
  • Sleeping; as, a dormant animal; hence, not in action or exercise; quiescent; at rest; in abeyance; not disclosed, asserted, or insisted on; as, dormant passions; dormant claims or titles. (adjective)
    source: webster1913

noun (n)

  • A large beam in the roof of a house upon which portions of the other timbers rest or " sleep." (noun)
    source: webster1913

adjective satellite (s)

  • in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation (adj.all)
    Synonym: hibernating, torpid
    Example:
    Dormant buds.
    source: wordnet30
  • lying with head on paws as if sleeping (adj.all)
    Synonym: sleeping
    source: wordnet30
  • inactive but capable of becoming active (adj.all)
    Synonym: abeyant
    Example:
    Her feelings of affection are dormant but easily awakened.
    source: wordnet30

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