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Meaning of QUIESCE

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  become quiet or quieter; "The audience fell silent when the speaker entered"

QUIESCE is a 7 letter word that starts with Q.


 Synonyms: hush, pipe down, quiet, quiet down, quieten
 Antonyms: louden
 See Also: change intensity



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Qui*esce"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Quiesced}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Quiescing}.] [L. quiescere, akin to quies rest,
quiet. See {Quiet}, a. & n.]
To be silent, as a letter; to have no sound. --M. Stuart.

Computing Dictionary

To render quiescent, i.e. temporarily inactive or disabled. For example to quiesce a device (such as a digital modem). It is also a system command in MAX TNT software which is used to "Temporarily disable a modem or DS0 channel".

Also used as an adjective, in the expression "quiesce time".