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Synonyms for dormant


1. dormant (vs. extinct) (vs. active), inactive, quiescent
usage: of e.g. volcanos; temporarily inactive; "a dormant volcano"
2. dormant(postnominal), sleeping, unerect (vs. erect)
usage: lying with head on paws as if sleeping
3. dormant, hibernating(prenominal), torpid, asleep(predicate) (vs. awake)
usage: in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation; "dormant buds"; "a hibernating bear"; "torpid frogs"
4. dormant, inactive (vs. active)
usage: not active but capable of becoming active; "her feelings of affection are dormant but easily awakened"
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