Adjective "quiescent" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/kwɪˈɛs(ə)nt//kwʌɪˈɛs(ə)nt/

Definitions and examples

adjective

In a state or period of inactivity or dormancy.
  1. 'By 1964, the seemingly quiescent laity had acquired a public voice.'
  2. 'Germination is a period characterized by the events that commence with the uptake of water by the quiescent dry seed and terminate with the elongation of the embryonic axis.'
  3. 'This suggests the existence of a comparatively long-lived quiescent tectonic regime over that interval.'
  4. 'Yet despite the widespread attention these economic woes received, the Japanese public remained strangely quiescent.'
  5. 'The embryo enters a quiescent stage, accumulates storage compounds and acquires desiccation tolerance.'
  6. 'During fasting, or between meals, the gastrointestinal tract is not completely quiescent.'
  7. 'Her prior medical history was otherwise only remarkable for a quiescent ulcerative colitis.'
  8. 'Good press, or at least a quiescent press, is the absolute goal.'
  9. 'And what are the circumstances like now, presumably the volcanoes would be extinct, they're quiescent?'
  10. 'The Local Government Act 1985 abolished the six metropolitan councils, replacing their police authorities by more quiescent joint boards.'

Definitions

1. being at rest; quiet; still; inactive or motionless: a quiescent mind.

More examples(as adjective)

"inflations can be quiescent since thens."

"inflations can be quiescent at rates."

"colitises can be quiescent for months."

"inflations can be quiescent."

"colitises can be quiescent."

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Origin

Mid 17th century: from Latin quiescent- ‘being still’, from the verb quiescere, from quies ‘quiet’.