Definition of Quiescent

1. Adjective. Not active or activated. "The quiescent level of centimeter wave-length solar radiation"

Similar to: Inactive
Derivative terms: Quiescence, Quiescency



2. Adjective. Marked by a state of tranquil repose. "The quiescent melancholy of the town"
Similar to: Quiet
Derivative terms: Quiescence, Quiescency

3. Adjective. Being quiet or still or inactive.
Similar to: Dormant, Inactive
Derivative terms: Quiesce, Quiescence, Quiescency

4. Adjective. (pathology) causing no symptoms. "A quiescent tumor"
Category relationships: Pathology
Similar to: Inactive

Definition of Quiescent

1. a. Being in a state of repose; at rest; still; not moving; as, a quiescent body or fluid.

2. n. A silent letter.

Definition of Quiescent

1. Adjective. Inactive, at rest, quiet. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Quiescent

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Quiescent

1. Marked by a state of inactivity or repose. Origin: L. Quiescent, part. Of quiescere = to be silent This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quiescent

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quiescent (current term)
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Literary usage of Quiescent

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1891)
"Where a tumor is present in the quiescent stage, or has been decidedly felt after the acuteness of the attack has passed off, more urgency is present, ..."

2. Footnotes to Evolution: A Series of Popular Addresses on the Evolution of Life by David Starr Jordan, Edwin Grant Conklin, Frank Mace McFarland, James Perrin Smith (1898)
"The most striking cases of degeneration are those of quiescent animals, and parasitic animals and plants, as compared with their free-swimming self- ..."

3. Standard Methods of Chemical Analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1922)
"The sampling of liquids is divided into the three following classes; .sampling liquids in quiescent state, sampling liquids in motion, ^. ..."

4. The Sun by Charles Augustus Young (1895)
"Classification of Prominences as quiescent, and eruptive or metallic.—Isolated Clouds.—Violence of Motion.—Observations of August 6, 1872. ..."

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