1. [syn: quieten, hush, quiet, quiesce, quiet down, pipe down]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Quiesce \Qui*esce"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Quiesced; p. pr. &
vb. n. Quiescing.] [L. quiescere, akin to quies rest,
quiet. See Quiet, a. & n.]
To be silent, as a letter; to have no sound. --M. Stuart.
[1913 Webster] Quiescence
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: become quiet or quieter; "The audience fell silent when the
speaker entered" [syn: quieten, hush, quiet,
quiesce, quiet down, pipe down] [ant: louden]
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):
To render quiescent, i.e. temporarily inactive or
disabled. For example to quiesce a device (such as a digital
modem). It is also a system command in MAX TNT software which
is used to "Temporarily disable a modem or DS0 channel".
Also used as an adjective, in the expression "quiesce time".