quiesce

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quiesce (third-person singular simple present quiesces, present participle quiescing, simple past and past participle quiesced)

  1. Become quiet or quieter.
  2. To make temporarily inactive or disabled.
  3. (computing, transitive) To pause or reduce the activity of (a device or application), for example to prepare it for backups or other maintenance.

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quiēsce

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of quiēscō