What does quiescent mean?

Definitions for quiescentkwiˈɛs ənt, kwaɪ-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word quiescent.

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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Quiescent

    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.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quiescent in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quiescent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Pam Peeke:

    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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