quiescent

[kwee-es-uhnt, kwahy-]
adjective
being at rest; quiet; still; inactive or motionless: a quiescent mind.

Origin:
1600–10; < Latin quiēscent- (stem of quiēscēns, present participle of quiēscere), equivalent to qui-, base meaning “rest, quiet” + -ēsc- inchoative suffix + -ent- -ent

quiescently, adverb
quiescence, quiescency, noun

quiescent, quiet.


dormant, latent.
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quiescent (kwɪˈɛsənt)
 
adj
quiet, inactive, or dormant
 
[C17: from Latin quiescere to rest]
 
qui'escence
 
n
 
qui'escency
 
n
 
qui'escently
 
adv

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quiescent
1609, from L. quiescens, prp. of quiescere, from quies "rest, quiet" (see while). Quiescence is from 1631.
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quiescent qui·es·cent (kwē-ěs'ənt, kwī-)
adj.
Being quiet, still, or at rest; inactive.

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Example sentences
The furious rain dwindles to a rainbow, then cedes to a fiery, quiescent sunset.
The eggs hatch into larvae which spin cocoons and enter a quiescent pupa stage.
So far, the mood is surprisingly quiescent.
During most of its history the earth has been fairly quiescent.
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