Definitions for quiescentkwiˈɛs ənt, kwaɪ-
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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.]
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If your body no longer takes in high volumes of fat or sugar, then one day out of the blue you dump a load of fat and sugar in your body, physiologically your gastrointestinal tract will react, your gut enzymes as well as bile have to go into overdrive, as they have been quiescent. This is a hardship on the body and trust me, you'll pay for it with diarrhea, upset stomach, and bloating.
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