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Dormancy   /dˈɔrmənsi/   Listen

A state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction.  Synonyms: quiescence, quiescency.
Quiet and inactive restfulness.  Synonyms: quiescence, quiescency, sleeping.

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"Dormancy" Quotes from Famous Books

... standing in society could not long remain in single dormancy; he was therefore besieged by many of the fair sex. This was very pleasing and flattering to him, although he concealed his appreciation. Of course a palace such as his, without a wife, was like a garden of Eden without an Eve. He had no one to use the ...
— Skookum Chuck Fables - Bits of History, Through the Microscope • Skookum Chuck (pseud for R.D. Cumming)

... the noise produced by the weed, a thunderous crackling and snapping attributable to its extraordinary rate of growth. During its dormancy the sound had ceased and, in the mountains at least, was replaced by different notes and combinations of notes as the wind blew through its culms and scraped the tough stems against each other. Occasionally these ululations produced reflections extremely ...
— Greener Than You Think • Ward Moore

Words linked to "Dormancy" :   sleeping, inactiveness, inactive, slumber, inactivity, repose, relaxation, aestivation, inaction, estivation, vegetation, hibernation, dormant, rest, quiescency, ease

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