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dormant

dor·mant

dormant

 
 
pronunciation:
dor mnt
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: asleep or seemingly asleep; sluggish.
The smell of bacon woke the dormant hounds.When their father looked in, the children lay dormant in their beds.
synonyms:
asleep, somnolent
antonyms:
awake
similar words:
slack, unconscious
definition 2: in a state of inactivity; suspended or slowed down.
Her writing career is dormant at present.
synonyms:
inactive, quiescent
antonyms:
active
similar words:
asleep, drowsy, idle, inert, resting, slack, sleepy, still, torpid
definition 3: in a state of temporary metabolic slowdown or rest.
Termites are dormant in the winter.These grasses go dormant during the cold months.
definition 4: latent or not apparent but nonetheless present.
Her hatred lay dormant but ready to flare up if provoked.
synonyms:
latent, quiescent
antonyms:
active
similar words:
hidden, potential
definition 5: not having erupted for some years.
Mauna Kea, in the state of Hawaii, is a dormant volcano.
synonyms:
inactive, quiescent
antonyms:
active
similar words:
extinct, sleeping
derivation: dormancy (n.)
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