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Noun: dormancy  dor-mun(t)-see
  1. A state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction
    "the volcano erupted after centuries of dormancy";
    - quiescence, quiescency
  2. Quiet and inactive restfulness
    - quiescence, quiescency, sleeping

Derived forms: dormancies

See also: dormant, inactive

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

Encyclopedia: Dormancy