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Quiescent Meaning & Definition
Quiescent Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Quiescent?

[adj] causing no symptoms; "a quiescent tumor"
[adj] being quiet or still or inactive
[adj] not active or activated; "the quiescent level of centimeter wave-length solar radiation"
[adj] marked by a state of tranquil repose; "the quiescent melancholy of the town"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Quiescent: dormant | inactive | quiet

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Quiescent In Webster's Dictionary

\Qui*es"cent\, a. [L. quiescens, -entis, p. pr. of quiescere: cf. F. quiescent. See {Quiesce}.] 1. Being in a state of repose; at rest; still; not moving; as, a quiescent body or fluid. 2. Not ruffed with passion; unagitated; not in action; not excited; quiet; dormant; resting. In times of national security, the feeling of patriotism . . . is so quiescent that it seems hardly to exist. --Prof. Wilson. 3. (Gram.) Not sounded; silent; as, y is quiescent in ``day'' and ``say.''
\Qui*es"cent\, n. (Gram.) A silent letter. --M. Stuart.

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