American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Being quiet, still, or at rest; inactive. See Synonyms at latent.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Resting; being in a state of repose; still; not moving: as, a quiescent body or fluid.
- In philology, silent; not sounded; having no sound: as, a quiescent letter.
- In biology, physiologically inactive or motionless; resting, as an insect in the chrysalis state, or an encysted amœba.
- n. In philology, a silent letter.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Being in a state of repose; at rest; still; not moving.
- adj. Not ruffed with passion; unagitated; not in action; not excited; quiet; dormant; resting.
- adj. (Gram.) Not sounded; silent.”
- n. (Gram.) A silent letter.
- adj. (pathology) causing no symptoms
- adj. not active or activated
- adj. being quiet or still or inactive
- adj. marked by a state of tranquil repose
- From Latin quiescens, present participle of quiescere, from quies (Wiktionary)
- Latin quiēscēns, quiēscent-, present participle of quiēscere, to rest, from quiēs, quiet; see quiet. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“So - how long will the people of Azerbaijan remain quiescent?”
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“In both sexes, organs up to this time quiescent, that is, as to any functional action, take on rapidly an independent life, assert their own character, and take up their peculiar work.”
“The unpointed consonant-text can be made essentially clearer by writing "plene", i.e., by using the so-called quiescent letters (matres lectionis).”
“Twice she attempted to rise and interrupt him, but Sir Roger Kirkpatrick having fixed his eyes on her with a menacing determination to prevent her, she found herself obliged to remain quiescent.”
“She lay absolutely crushed, in a kind of quiescent hysterics, tortured.”
“No one was surprised to see the Mother Superior in the cloister so early, for she was often the first to rise and almost always the last to go to rest; the novices said that the little white volcano never slept at all, but was only 'quiescent' during a part of the night.”
“Like most other adult stem cells, blood stem cells maintain a resting, or "quiescent," state when they are not differentiating or self-renewing.”
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