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  Definition of Dormancy
  1. quiet and inactive restfulness
  2. a state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction; "the volcano erupted after centuries of dormancy"
Similar Words: quiescence, quiescency, sleeping

 

Hyponyms: vegetation, hibernation, estivation, aestivation, slumber

 

Attributes: dormant, inactive

 

 
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