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.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dor′mant, adj. sleeping: at rest: not used, in abeyance (as a title): in a sleeping posture: (archit.) leaning.—n. a crossbeam: a joist.—n. Dor′mancy, quiescence.—ns. Dor′mer-win′dow, a vertical window, esp. of a sleeping-room (formerly called dormer), on the sloping roof of a house; Dormi′tion, sleeping.—adj. Dor′mitive, causing sleep (of medicine), as opium.—ns. Dor′mitory, a large sleeping-chamber with many beds; Dor′mouse, a small rodent intermediate between the squirrel and the mouse, so called because torpid in winter:—pl. Dor′mice; Dor′tour (Spens.) a dormitory. [Fr. dormir—L. dormīre, to sleep.]
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.
The numerical value of dormant in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of dormant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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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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