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ˈdɔr məntdor·mant

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Princeton's WordNet

  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"

Wiktionary

  1. dormant(Adjective)

    Inactive, asleep, suspended.

Webster Dictionary

  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

    Etymology: [See Dormant, a.]

  2. Dormant(adj)

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

    Etymology: [See Dormant, a.]

  3. Dormant(adj)

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

    Etymology: [See Dormant, a.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dormant

    dor′mant, adj. sleeping: at rest: not used, in abeyance (as a title): in a sleeping posture: (archit.) leaning.—n. a crossbeam: a joist.—n. Dor′mancy, quiescence.—ns. Dor′mer-win′dow, a vertical window, esp. of a sleeping-room (formerly called dormer), on the sloping roof of a house; Dormi′tion, sleeping.—adj. Dor′mitive, causing sleep (of medicine), as opium.—ns. Dor′mitory, a large sleeping-chamber with many beds; Dor′mouse, a small rodent intermediate between the squirrel and the mouse, so called because torpid in winter:—pl. Dor′mice; Dor′tour (Spens.) a dormitory. [Fr. dormir—L. dormīre, to sleep.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. dormant

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

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. dormant

    (Fr.). Sleeping. In heraldic representation, an animal dormant has its head resting on its fore-paws, whereas an animal couchant has its head erect.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dormant in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dormant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of dormant in a Sentence

  1. Malcolm X:

    I have often reflected upon the new vistas that reading opened to me. I knew right there in prison that reading had changed forever the course of my life. As I see it today, the ability to read awoke in me some long dormant craving to be mentally alive.

  2. Horace:

    Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.

  3. Mitch Prinstein:

    Our species is uniquely and remarkably attuned to our social position because many years ago we relied on each other for safety, research now reveals that social rejection activates the same regions of the brain that are known to respond to physical pain, and also expresses dormant DNA to prepare our bodies for imminent injury. Unfortunately, this response is no longer necessary, so the expression of these genes leaves us more vulnerable to viral infections and more likely to suffer from inflammation-related illnesses.

  4. Jim Jordan:

    Was that prosecutor looking into Burisma, the company that had hired Joe Biden's son for $ 50,000 a month ? according to the Ukrainians, that investigation was dormant at the time.

  5. James Bond:

    I will be asked about him until my dying days it just goes with the territory. Hes a beloved character. I was honored to play the role and I rejuvenated a franchise that had been dormant. HALLE BERRY CHOOSES NEXT JAMES BOND STAR : ID GO FOR HIM Brosnan previously endorsed Tom Hardy as the next Bond, telling The Mail on Sunday in 2018, I think Tom Hardy could be a good Bond. Id be happy to see him do it. You need an actor who can put a bit of wiggle into it thats what makes Bond. FORMER BOND DIRECTOR SAYS ROBERT PATTINSON SHOULD BE THE NEXT 007 Brosnan also addressed the womanizing spy potentially needing to adapt to a post - #MeToo era. Without question, yes... The #MeToo movement has been relevant and significant and well needed in our society.

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