dormant


dormant
/ˈdɔmənt / (say 'dawmuhnt)

adjective
1. lying asleep or as if asleep; inactive as in sleep; torpid.
2. in a state of rest or inactivity; quiescent; inoperative; in abeyance.
3. (of a volcano) not erupting.
4. Botany temporarily inactive: dormant buds; dormant seeds.
5. Heraldry (of an animal) shown lying down with its head on its forepaws, as if asleep.
{Middle English, from Old French, present participle of dormir, from Latin dormīre sleep, be inactive}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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