Definitions for quiescentkwiˈɛs ənt, kwaɪ-

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  1. quiescent(adj)

    not active or activated

    "the quiescent level of centimeter wave-length solar radiation"

  2. quiescent(adj)

    marked by a state of tranquil repose

    "the quiescent melancholy of the town"

  3. quiescent(adj)

    being quiet or still or inactive

  4. quiescent(adj)

    (pathology) causing no symptoms

    "a quiescent tumor"

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  1. quiescent(Adjective)

    Inactive, at rest, quiet.

    The bats were quiescent at that time of day, so we slowly entered the cave.

  2. Origin: From quiescens, present participle of quiesco, from quies

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Quiescent(adj)

    being in a state of repose; at rest; still; not moving; as, a quiescent body or fluid

  2. Quiescent(adj)

    not ruffed with passion; unagitated; not in action; not excited; quiet; dormant; resting

  3. Quiescent(adj)

    not sounded; silent; as, y is quiescent in "day" and "say."

  4. Quiescent(noun)

    a silent letter

  5. Origin: [L. quiescens, -entis, p. pr. of quiescere: cf. F. quiescent. See Quiesce.]


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