Usually the leaf buds, or scion, are collected while the fruit tree is dormant in the winter.
A collective compulsion to hoard money in the face of falling prices creates a dormant economy.
We reported on the efforts of Dr. Susan Harkema, who is working to “wake up” dormant spinal cord neurons.
You said it was easy to get people to talk for Wanted and Desired about a case that was so dormant.
Is there an innate, yet dormant capacity within the elderly to actually reverse their ailments if only given the right signals?
Much water while they are dormant, gives the foliage a sickly tinge, a state in which they are too frequently seen.
Yet she wondered if the instinct were not dormant, needing but the suggestion.
But for misery and suffering, I might indeed be said to have existed in a dormant state.
Perhaps you reply that the soul is there, but in a dormant condition.
Or the germ may be dormant for centuries, awaiting the fullness of time.
late 14c., "fixed in place," from Old French dormant (12c.), present participle of dormir "to sleep," from Latin dormire "to sleep," from PIE root *drem- "to sleep" (cf. Old Church Slavonic dremati "to sleep, doze," Greek edrathon "I slept," Sanskrit drati "sleeps"). Meaning "in a resting situation" (in heraldry) is from c.1500. Meaning "sleeping' is from 1620s.