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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.]
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quiet, inactive, or dormant
[C17: from Latin quiescere to rest]
quiˈescence, quiˈescency n
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qui•es•cent(kwiˈɛs ənt, kwaɪ-)
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′cence, qui•es′cen•cy, n.
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|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|
|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
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adjective quiet, still, peaceful, calm, resting, smooth, silent, serene, tranquil, dormant, latent, motionless, placid, undisturbed, inactive, unruffled, unmoving, in abeyance, unagitated a quiescent seaside town
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quiescent[kwɪˈɛs/ənt] (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
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a. quiescente, en estado de reposo; inactivo-a.
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