Definition of Dormancy

1. Noun. A state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction. "The volcano erupted after centuries of dormancy"

Exact synonyms: Quiescence, Quiescency
Generic synonyms: Inaction, Inactiveness, Inactivity
Specialized synonyms: Hibernation, Aestivation, Estivation, Slumber
Attributes: Dormant, Inactive
Derivative terms: Dormant, Dormant, Dormant, Quiescent, Dormant, Quiescent

2. Noun. Quiet and inactive restfulness.
Exact synonyms: Quiescence, Quiescency, Sleeping
Generic synonyms: Ease, Relaxation, Repose, Rest
Specialized synonyms: Vegetation
Derivative terms: Dormant, Quiescent, Quiescent

Definition of Dormancy

1. n. The state of being dormant; quiescence; abeyance.

Definition of Dormancy

1. Noun. The state or characteristic of being dormant; quiet, inactive restfulness. ¹

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Definition of Dormancy

1. the state of being dormant [n -CIES]

Medical Definition of Dormancy

1. A period in which a plant does not grow, awaiting necessary environmentalconditions such as temperature, moisture, nutrient availability, etc. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dormancy

dorking fowl
dorm room
dormancy (current term)
dormant account
dormant volcano
dormant volcanoes
dormer window

Literary usage of Dormancy

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"In discussing that case Mr. Justice Little reviewed the statutes on the subject of dormancy of Judgments and a number of the decisions of the Supreme Court, ..."

2. Citrus Fruits and Their Culture by H. Harold Hume (1911)
"Cultivation in Relation to dormancy and Frosts. ... Unfortunately, they cannot be put in a complete state of dormancy, to remain so throughout the winter ..."

3. The Law of Partnership, Including Limited Partnerships. by Francis Marion Burdick (1917)
"3 (a) dormancy invokes Inactivity as well as Secrecy. — While the foregoing doctrine of the English courts and statute has been adopted in some of our ..."

4. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry, Division of Plant Industry, Queensland (1910)
"The following statement of the rainfall for September and October f 1906 and 1908 shows an important disparity: AUTUMN MOISTURE AND ITS EFFECT ON dormancy. ..."

5. Century of American Savings Banks: Pub. Under the Auspices of the Savings by James Hilton Manning (1917)
"CHAPTER XX dormancy OF ACCOUNTS Some Popular Misapprehensions Corrected—Systematic Efforts by Bank Officials to Minimize These Accounts—Their Aggregate Much ..."

6. Summarized Proceedings ... and a Directory of Members by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1875)
"The other was fourteen feet three inches; it is now fifteen feet five inches. ON THE SUMMER dormancy OP THE LARVA OF PHYCIODES NYC- TEIS (DOUBLEDAY), ..."

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