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Definition of Dormant

Dormant

  1. Sleeping; as, a dormant animal; hence, not in action or exercise; quiescent; at rest; in abeyance; not disclosed, asserted, or insisted on; as, dormant passions; dormant claims or titles.
  2. In a sleeping posture; as, a lion dormant; -- distinguished from couchant.
  3. A large beam in the roof of a house upon which portions of the other timbers rest or " sleep."

Dormant Quotations

There is in every woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.
Washington Irving

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.
Horace

There is in every true woman's heart, a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.
Washington Irving

Women have to summon up courage to fulfill dormant dreams.
Alice Walker

African art is functional, it serves a purpose. It's not a dormant. It's not a means to collect the largest cheering section. It should be healing, a source a joy. Spreading positive vibrations.
Mos Def
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Dormant Translations

dormant in German is ruhend
dormant in Hungarian is kialudt
dormant in Spanish is inactivo
dormant in Swedish is sovande, vilande