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Definition 1: quiet and inactive restfulness - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for dormancy in the sense of this definition

(dormancy is a kind of ...) freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)

"took his repose by the swimming pool"

(... is a kind of dormancy ) inactivity that is passive and monotonous, comparable to the inactivity of plant life

"their holiday was spent in sleep and vegetation"

Definition 2: a state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction - [noun denoting state]

Samples where dormancy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the volcano erupted after centuries of dormancy

Synonyms for dormancy in the sense of this definition

(dormancy is a kind of ...) the state of being inactive

(... is a kind of dormancy ) cessation from or slowing of activity during the winter; especially slowing of metabolism in some animals

(... is a kind of dormancy ) (zoology) cessation or slowing of activity during the summer; especially slowing of metabolism in some animals during a hot or dry period

(... is a kind of dormancy ) a dormant or quiescent state

(... are attributes of dormancy) (of e.g. volcanos) not erupting and not extinct

"a dormant volcano"

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