Dormant Definition

Webster's New World
As if asleep; quiet; still.
Webster's New World
Present but not active or manifest though capable of becoming so.
American Heritage
Inoperative; inactive.
Webster's New World
Being in a condition of biological rest or inactivity characterized by cessation of growth or development and the suspension of many metabolic processes.
A dormant bud; a dormant bacterium.
American Heritage Medicine

Origin of Dormant

  • Middle English from Old French from present participle of dormir to sleep from Latin dormīre

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old French, from Latin dormiēns, present participle of dormiō (“I sleep”).

    From Wiktionary

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