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ADJECTIVE (4)

1. in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation;
- Example: "dormant buds"
- Example: "a hibernating bear"
- Example: "torpid frogs"
[syn: dormant, hibernating(a), torpid]

2. (of e.g. volcanos) not erupting and not extinct ;
- Example: "a dormant volcano"
[syn: dormant, inactive]

3. lying with head on paws as if sleeping;
[syn: dormant(ip), sleeping]

4. inactive but capable of becoming active;
- Example: "her feelings of affection are dormant but easily awakened"
[syn: abeyant, dormant]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dormant \Dor"mant\, n. [See Dormant, a.] (Arch.) A large beam in the roof of a house upon which portions of the other timbers rest or " sleep." --Arch. Pub. Soc. -- Called also dormant tree, dorman tree, dormond, and dormer. --Halliwell. Dormer
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

dormant adj 1: in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation; "dormant buds"; "a hibernating bear"; "torpid frogs" [syn: dormant, hibernating(a), torpid] 2: (of e.g. volcanos) not erupting and not extinct ; "a dormant volcano" [syn: dormant, inactive] [ant: active] 3: lying with head on paws as if sleeping [syn: dormant(ip), sleeping] 4: inactive but capable of becoming active; "her feelings of affection are dormant but easily awakened" [syn: abeyant, dormant]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

125 Moby Thesaurus words for "dormant": abeyant, apathetic, asleep, at rest, benumbed, between the lines, blase, bored, cataleptic, catatonic, comatose, concealed, contemplative, covert, cryptic, dead, dead asleep, debilitated, deep asleep, delitescent, do-nothing, dopey, droopy, drugged, dull, enervated, esoteric, exanimate, fast asleep, flaked-out, flat, foul, groggy, heavy, hebetudinous, hibernating, hidden, idle, immobile, in abeyance, in suspense, inactive, inanimate, inert, jaded, lackadaisical, laissez-aller, laissez-faire, languid, languorous, latent, leaden, lethargic, lifeless, listless, logy, lumpish, lurking, meditative, moribund, motionless, muffled, mystic, neuter, neutral, numb, obfuscated, oblivious, obscured, occult, out, paralytic, paralyzed, passive, phlegmatic, pooped, possible, potential, procrastinating, quiescent, quiet, quietist, quietistic, resting, sated, sedentary, slack, sleeping, sleepy, slow, sluggish, slumbering, slumberous, smoldering, somnolent, sound asleep, stagnant, stagnating, standing, standpat, static, stationary, still, stultified, submerged, supine, suspended, tame, torpid, unaroused, unconscious, under the surface, underlying, undisclosed, unexpressed, unmanifested, unmoving, unrevealed, vegetable, vegetative, veiled, virtual, wan, weary, world-weary