Quiescent meaning

kwē-ĕsənt, kwī-
Quiet, still, or inactive.
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The definition of quiescent is something or someone dormant or in a period of inactivity.

An example of something that would be described as quiescent is a tumor that is dormant and not causing any type of health problems or growing at the time.

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Characterized by an absence of upheaval or discord.
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(astronomy) Having little or no sunspot activity.
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(medicine) Asymptomatic.

A quiescent infection.

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Quiet; still; inactive.
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Quiet, still, or inactive.
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(medicine) Asymptomatic.

A quiescent infection.

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Inactive, at rest, quiet.

The bats were quiescent at that time of day, so we slowly entered the cave.

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(grammar) Not sounded; silent.

The y is quiescent in "day" and "say".

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Origin of quiescent

  • Latin quiēscēns quiēscent- present participle of quiēscere to rest from quiēs quiet quiet

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

  • From Latin quiescens, present participle of quiescere, from quies

    From Wiktionary