Definitions for quiescentkwiˈɛs ənt, kwaɪ-

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Princeton's WordNet

  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"


  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 Dictionary

  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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