dormant

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From Middle English, from Old French, from Latin dormiēns, present participle of dormiō (I sleep).

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dormant (not comparable)

  1. Inactive, sleeping, asleep, suspended.
    Grass goes dormant during the winter, waiting for spring before it grows again.
    The bank account was dormant; there had been no transactions in months.
    This volcano is dormant but not extinct.
    • Burke
      It is by lying dormant a long time, or being [] very rarely exercised, that arbitrary power steals upon a people.
  2. (heraldry) In a sleeping posture; distinguished from couchant.
    a lion dormant

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dormant m (feminine dormante, masculine plural dormants, feminine plural dormantes)

  1. dormant
  2. asleep

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dormant

  1. Present participle of dormir.

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dormant

  1. Present participle of dormi.