Definitions for dormantˈdɔr mənt

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  1. dormant, hibernating(a), torpid(adj)

    in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation

    "dormant buds"; "a hibernating bear"; "torpid frogs"

  2. dormant, inactive(adj)

    (of e.g. volcanos) not erupting and not extinct

    "a dormant volcano"

  3. dormant(ip), sleeping(adj)

    lying with head on paws as if sleeping

  4. abeyant, dormant(adj)

    inactive but capable of becoming active

    "her feelings of affection are dormant but easily awakened"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. dormant(Adjective)

    Inactive, asleep, suspended.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Dormant(adj)

    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

  2. Dormant(adj)

    in a sleeping posture; as, a lion dormant; -- distinguished from couchant

  3. Dormant(adj)

    a large beam in the roof of a house upon which portions of the other timbers rest or " sleep."

  4. Origin: [See Dormant, a.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated TermsRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. dormant

    In mine warfare, the state of a mine during which a time delay feature in a mine prevents it from being actuated.


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