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Meaning of DORMANCY

Pronunciation:  'dormunsee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  quiet and inactive restfulness
  2. [n]  a state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction
 

DORMANCY is a 8 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: quiescence, quiescence, quiescency, quiescency, sleeping
 
 See Also: aestivation, ease, estivation, hibernation, inaction, inactiveness, inactivity, relaxation, repose, rest, slumber, vegetation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dor"man*cy\, n. [From {Dormant}.]
The state of being dormant; quiescence; abeyance.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A period in which a plant does not grow, awaiting necessary environmental conditions such as temperature, moisture, nutrient availability, etc.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: A period in which a plant does not grow, awaiting necessary environmental conditions such as temperature, moisture, nutrient availability.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: a wise passiveness, abeyance, apathy, catalepsy, catatonia, cold storage, contemplation, contemplative life, deadliness, deathliness, delitescence, doldrums, do-nothing policy, do-nothingism, do-nothingness, entropy, hibernation, idleness, immobility, inaction, inactiveness, inactivity, indifference, indolence, inertia, inertness, intermission, interruption, laissez-aller, laissez-faire, laissez-faireism, languor, latency, latent content, latent meaningfulness, latentness, lotus-eating, lull, meditation, motionlessness, neutralism, neutrality, neutralness, noninvolvement, nonparticipation, nonresistance, nonviolence, nonviolent resistance, pacifism, paralysis, passive resistance, passive self-annihilation, passiveness, passivism, passivity, policy, possibility, potentiality, procrastination, quiescence, quiescency, quietism, stagnancy, stagnation, standpattism, stasis, suspense, suspension, torpor, underactivity, vegetation, virtuality, vis inertiae, vita contemplativa, waiting game, watching and waiting
 

 

 

 

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