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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.]
the state or quality of being in repose or at rest. — quiescent, adj.See also: Quietude
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|Noun||1.||quiescence - 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.||quiescence - 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"