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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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