quiesce


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quiesce

(kwaɪˈɛs)
vb (intr)
1. to become quiet or subdued
2. (Grammar) (of a letter) to be made silent
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.quiesce - become quiet or quieter; "The audience fell silent when the speaker entered"
silence, still, hush, hush up, quieten, shut up - cause to be quiet or not talk; "Please silence the children in the church!"
change intensity - increase or decrease in intensity
References in periodicals archive ?
QUIESCE A To trifle B Become silent C Undisturbed who am I?
The RiverMeadow Cloud Migration SS automates the cloud migration process from beginning-to-end, without the need to install agents or quiesce servers.
1547), Quabese/quiesce (Desceliers 1546), Cap quiesce (Desceliers 1550), C: quiesce (Desliens 1561), C: de Iaua (cape of Java or Javanese) (Desceliers?
On most Unix machines, according to Moffitt, to upgrade the OS requires administrators to quiesce the box and go into single-user mode.