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quiesce

v.

1821, from Latin quiescere (see quiescent).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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quiesce in Technology

networking
To render quiescent, i.e. temporarily inactive or disabled. For example to quiesce a device (such as a digital modem). It is also a system command in MAX TNT software which is used to "Temporarily disable a modem or DS0 channel".
Also used as an adjective, in the expression "quiesce time".
(2000-03-05)

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