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English noun: dormancy

1. dormancy (state) a state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction

SamplesThe volcano erupted after centuries of dormancy.

Synonymsquiescence, quiescency

Broader (hypernym)inaction, inactiveness, inactivity

Narrower (hyponym)aestivation, estivation, hibernation, slumber

Attributedormant, inactive

2. dormancy (act) quiet and inactive restfulness

Synonymsquiescence, quiescency, sleeping

Broader (hypernym)ease, relaxation, repose, rest

Narrower (hyponym)vegetation

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