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[dawr-muh n-see] /ˈdɔr mən si/
the state of being dormant.
Origin of dormancy
1780-90; dorm(ant) + -ancy Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The sap will start circulating and take them out of dormancy, then it gets cold again and freezes the rose.
  • At the end of the growing season, the leaf dies and the tuber returns to dormancy.
  • It blooms at the end of the rainy season, when many other trees are lapsing into dormancy and no longer making fruit.
  • Once they mature, the trees benefit from yearly pruning during dormancy.
  • Allow a few hips to form, completing the flowering cycle and ushering plants into dormancy.
  • Without humility, the intellect slips into catatonic dormancy.
  • Its dormancy since then however seems to have given the drug industry a chance to evolve and wise up.
  • Devolution exists friends, it is simply evolution in the state of dormancy.
  • In the absence of communiqués from headquarters, they revert to a larval stage of dormancy and let their grudges accrue.
  • The virus may still be able to pop out of dormancy and wreak havoc.
Word Origin and History for dormancy

1789; see dormant + -cy.

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