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Meaning of QUIESCENCE

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  quiet and inactive restfulness
  2. [n]  a state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction
 

QUIESCENCE is a 10 letter word that starts with Q.

 

 Synonyms: dormancy, dormancy, quiescency, quiescency, sleeping
 
 See Also: aestivation, ease, estivation, hibernation, inaction, inactiveness, inactivity, relaxation, repose, rest, slumber, vegetation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Qui*es"cence\, Quiescency \Qui*es"cen*cy\, n. [L.
quiescentia, fr. quiescens, p. pr.; cf. F. quiestence. See
{Quiesce}.]
The state or quality of being quiescent. ``Quiescence, bodily
and mental.'' --H. Spencer.

      Deeds will be done; -- while be boasts his quiescence.
                                               --R. Browning.

 

 

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