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Definition of 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."
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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