The definition of dormant is someone or something inactive, sleeping or quiet.(adjective)
An example of dormant is a volcano that isn't currently erupting.
See dormant in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OFr prp. of dormir < LL dormire < IE base *dre-, to sleep > Sans ni-dra, sleep
See dormant in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from
Origin: present participle of dormir, to sleep
Origin: , from Latin dormīre.
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