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Meaning of QUIESCENT

Pronunciation:  kwi'esunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  causing no symptoms; "a quiescent tumor"
  2. [adj]  being quiet or still or inactive
  3. [adj]  not active or activated; "the quiescent level of centimeter wave-length solar radiation"
  4. [adj]  marked by a state of tranquil repose; "the quiescent melancholy of the town"
 

QUIESCENT is a 9 letter word that starts with Q.

 

 Synonyms: dormant, inactive, quiet
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Qui*es"cent\, a. [L. quiescens, -entis, p. pr. of
    quiescere: cf. F. quiescent. See {Quiesce}.]
    1. Being in a state of repose; at rest; still; not moving;
       as, a quiescent body or fluid.
    
    2. Not ruffed with passion; unagitated; not in action; not
       excited; quiet; dormant; resting.
    
             In times of national security, the feeling of
             patriotism . . . is so quiescent that it seems
             hardly to exist.                      --Prof.
                                                   Wilson.
    
    3. (Gram.) Not sounded; silent; as, y is quiescent in ``day''
       and ``say.''
    
    
  2. \Qui*es"cent\, n. (Gram.)
    A silent letter. --M. Stuart.
    
    
 

 

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