not active or activated
"the quiescent level of centimeter wave-length solar radiation"
marked by a state of tranquil repose
"the quiescent melancholy of the town"
being quiet or still or inactive
(pathology) causing no symptoms
"a quiescent tumor"
Inactive, at rest, quiet.
The bats were quiescent at that time of day, so we slowly entered the cave.
Origin: From quiescens, present participle of quiesco, from quies
being in a state of repose; at rest; still; not moving; as, a quiescent body or fluid
not ruffed with passion; unagitated; not in action; not excited; quiet; dormant; resting
not sounded; silent; as, y is quiescent in "day" and "say."
a silent letter
Origin: [L. quiescens, -entis, p. pr. of quiescere: cf. F. quiescent. See Quiesce.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kwī-es′ent, adj. being quiet, resting: not sounded, as a quiescent letter: still: unagitated: silent.—v.i. Quiesce′, to become quiet: to become silent in pronunciation, as a letter.—ns. Quies′cence, Quies′cency, state of being at rest: rest of mind: silence: torpor.—adv. Quies′cently. [L. quiescens, -entis, pr.p. of quiescĕre, to rest.]
The numerical value of quiescent in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of quiescent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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