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Adjective: dormant  dor-munt
  1. (biology) in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation
    "dormant buds";
    - hibernating, torpid
     
  2. (of e.g. volcanos) not erupting and not extinct
    "a dormant volcano";
    - inactive
     
  3. (heraldry) lying with head on paws as if sleeping
    - sleeping
     
  4. Inactive but capable of becoming active
    "her feelings of affection are dormant but easily awakened";
    - abeyant

See also: asleep, dormancy, inactive, quiescence, quiescency, quiescent, unerect

Antonym: active

Encyclopedia: Dormant