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Dormant meaning

dormant - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation; " dormant buds"; " a hibernating bear"; " torpid frogs"
  2. 2. Sleeping; as, a dormant animal; hence, not in action or exercise; quiescent; at rest; in abeyance; not disclosed, asserted, or insisted on; as, dormant passions; dormant claims or titles.
  3. 3. In a sleeping posture; as, a lion dormant; - distinguished from couchant.
  4. 4. A large beam in the roof of a house upon which portions of the other timbers rest or sleep.
  5. 5. Sleeping; resting; not in use.

dormant - examples of usage

  1. Perhaps he could bring out my dormant possibilities.
  2. The National Conservation Commission thereupon became dormant.
  3. Box turtles are dormant approximately five and one- half months of the year- from late October to mid- April.
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