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1. Not awake; asleep: "[He] lay dormant on the scruffy couch, his mouth open, reading glasses slumped on his swollen nostrils" (Steven Heighton).
2. Present but not active or manifest though capable of becoming so: "a harrowing experience which ... lay dormant but still menacing" (Charles Jackson). See Synonyms at inactive.
3. Temporarily inactive: a dormant volcano.
4. Being in a condition of biological rest or inactivity characterized by cessation of growth or development and the suspension of many metabolic processes: a dormant bud; a dormant bacterium.
[Middle English, from Old French, from present participle of dormir, to sleep, from Latin dormīre.]
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dor•man•cy(ˈdɔr mən si)
the condition of being dormant.
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the state of being dormant or inert.See also: Sleep
-Ologies & -Isms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
A period of no growth when deciduous hardy plants loose their leaves and herbaceous plants die back to a crown beneath the ground.
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|Noun||1.||dormancy - a state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction; "the volcano erupted after centuries of dormancy"|
hibernation - cessation from or slowing of activity during the winter; especially slowing of metabolism in some animals
aestivation, estivation - (zoology) cessation or slowing of activity during the summer; especially slowing of metabolism in some animals during a hot or dry period
slumber - a dormant or quiescent state
|2.||dormancy - quiet and inactive restfulness|
repose, rest, ease, relaxation - freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility); "took his repose by the swimming pool"
vegetation - inactivity that is passive and monotonous, comparable to the inactivity of plant life; "their holiday was spent in sleep and vegetation"
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dormancy[ˈdɔːmənsɪ] N [of volcano] → inactividad f; [of virus] → estado m latente; [of plant] → reposo m (vegetativo)
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
dormancy[ˈdɔːrmənsi] n [plant] → dormance f
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Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
n. sueño pesado, estupor, letargo.
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