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qui·es·cent

 (kwē-ĕs′ənt, kwī-)
adj.
1. Quiet, still, or inactive. See Synonyms at inactive.
2. Characterized by an absence of upheaval or discord: "We tend to think of the decades following the final overthrow of Napoleon as remarkably quiescent" (Walter McDougall).
3. Astronomy Having little or no sunspot activity.
4. Medicine Asymptomatic: a quiescent infection.

[Latin quiēscēns, quiēscent-, present participle of quiēscere, to rest, from quiēs, quiet; see quiet.]

qui·es′cence n.
qui·es′cent·ly adv.

quiescent

(kwɪˈɛsənt)
adj
quiet, inactive, or dormant
[C17: from Latin quiescere to rest]
quiˈescence, quiˈescency n
quiˈescently adv

qui•es•cent

(kwiˈɛs ənt, kwaɪ-)

adj.
being at rest; quiet; still; inactive or motionless: a quiescent mind.
[1600–10; < Latin quiēscent-, s. of quiēscēns, present participle of quiēscere to rest; see -ent]
qui•es′cent•ly, adv.
qui•es′cence, qui•es′cen•cy, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.quiescent - not active or activated; "the quiescent level of centimeter wave-length solar radiation"
inactive - not exerting influence or change
2.quiescent - marked by a state of tranquil repose; "the quiescent melancholy of the town"
quiet - characterized by an absence or near absence of agitation or activity; "a quiet life"; "a quiet throng of onlookers"; "quiet peace-loving people"; "the factions remained quiet for almost 10 years"
3.quiescent - being quiet or still or inactive
dormant, inactive - (of e.g. volcanos) not erupting and not extinct ; "a dormant volcano"
4.quiescent - (pathology) causing no symptoms; "a quiescent tumor"
pathology - the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases
inactive - (pathology) not progressing or increasing; or progressing slowly

quiescent

quiescent

adjective
Existing in a temporarily inactive form or state:
Translations

quiescent

[kwaɪˈesnt] ADJ (frm) → inactivo, quieto

quiescent

adjruhig, still

quiescent

[kwɪˈɛsnt] (frm) adj (person, passive) → passivo/a; (quiet) → tranquillo/a; (symptoms, disease, problem) → latente
in a quiescent state → allo stato latente
quiescent minorities → le minoranze per ora silenziose

qui·es·cent

a. quiescente, en estado de reposo; inactivo-a.
References in classic literature ?
It was but of brief continuance, however; soon leaving him in a quiescent, and, to judge by his countenance, not an uncomfortable state.
They may scorn cash now; but let some months go by, and no perspective promise of it to them, and then this same quiescent cash all at once mutinying in them, this same cash would soon cashier Ahab.
Diving beneath the settling ship, the whale ran quivering along its keel; but turning under water, swiftly shot to the surface again, far off the other bow, but within a few yards of Ahab's boat, where, for a time, he lay quiescent.
1] After a student has received his ribbon, he is "free"; he can cease from fighting, without reproach--except some one insult him; his president cannot appoint him to fight; he can volunteer if he wants to, or remain quiescent if he prefers to do so.
You have a very bad disposition," said she, "and one to this day I feel it impossible to understand: how for nine years you could be patient and quiescent under any treatment, and in the tenth break out all fire and violence, I can never comprehend.
Adrienne said this with her hands resting on her lap in quiescent despair.
Too anxious to remain any longer quiescent, I had no sooner breakfasted, than I repaired once more to M.
Lady Bertram was perfectly quiescent and contented, and had no objections to make.
So that which always had been less than secondary, now became completely quiescent, and he was satisfied that it should.
On these lonely hills and dales her quiescent glide was of a piece with the element she moved in.
Just as in the mechanism of a clock, so in the mechanism of the military machine, an impulse once given leads to the final result; and just as indifferently quiescent till the moment when motion is transmitted to them are the parts of the mechanism which the impulse has not yet reached.
For some minutes after she had gone Ralph lay quiescent, resting his head on his hand, but gradually his eyes filled with thought, and the line reappeared on his brow, as the pleasant impression of companionship and ancient sympathy waned, and he was left to think on alone.