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Noun: quiescence  kwee'e-sun(t)s or kwI'e-sun(t)s
  1. A state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction
    "the volcano erupted after centuries of quiescence";
    - dormancy, quiescency
  2. Quiet and inactive restfulness
    - quiescency, dormancy, sleeping

Derived forms: quiescences

See also: dormant, inactive

Type of: ease, inaction, inactiveness, inactivity, relaxation, repose, rest

Encyclopedia: Quiescence