Definitions for dormantˈdɔr mənt
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dormant, hibernating(a), torpid(adj)
in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation
"dormant buds"; "a hibernating bear"; "torpid frogs"
(of e.g. volcanos) not erupting and not extinct
"a dormant volcano"
lying with head on paws as if sleeping
inactive but capable of becoming active
"her feelings of affection are dormant but easily awakened"
Inactive, asleep, suspended.
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
in a sleeping posture; as, a lion dormant; -- distinguished from couchant
a large beam in the roof of a house upon which portions of the other timbers rest or " sleep."
Origin: [See Dormant, a.]
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
In mine warfare, the state of a mine during which a time delay feature in a mine prevents it from being actuated.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.
What we are seeing is evangelicals who have been dormant in the political process that are turning out, it’s something we haven’t seen in a number of years.
Atlantic Equities kind of raises question around whether there are a number of dormant subscribers in the space, i suppose the credibility of Netflix's excuse will be dependent on whether we hear more about this issue across earnings.
The unique personality which is the real life in me, I can not gain unless I search for the real life, the spiritual quality, in others. I am myself spiritually dead unless I reach out to the fine quality dormant in others. For it is only with the god enthroned in the innermost shrine of the other, that the god hidden in me, will consent to appear.
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- латентен, спящ, неактивенBulgarian
- latentCatalan, Valencian
- schlafend, inaktivGerman
- κοιμώμενος, αδρανής, κοιμισμένοςGreek
- horroksessa olevaFinnish
- endormi, dormant, inactifFrench
- dìomhairScottish Gaelic
- 休眠中, 休止中Japanese
- suspendat, inactivRomanian
- латентный, уснувший, спящий, неактивныйRussian
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