quiescent

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From Latin quiescens, present participle of quiescere, from quies

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  • IPA(key): /ˈkwaɪ̯.ɛsn̩t/, /ˈkwiː.ɛsn̩t/

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quiescent (comparative more quiescent, superlative most quiescent)

  1. Inactive, at rest, quiet.
    The bats were quiescent at that time of day, so we slowly entered the cave.
    • Professor Wilson
      In times of national security, the feeling of patriotism [] is so quiescent that it seems hardly to exist.
  2. (grammar) Not sounded; silent.
    The k is quiescent in "knight" and "know".

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Verb[edit]

quiēscent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of quiēscō