Definitions for: Quiescence


[n] quiet and inactive restfulness
[n] a state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction



Webster (1913) Definition: Qui*es"cence, Quiescency Qui*es"cen*cy, n. [L.
quiescentia, fr. quiescens, p. pr.; cf. F. quiestence. See
Quiesce.]
The state or quality of being quiescent. ``Quiescence, bodily
and mental.'' --H. Spencer.

Deeds will be done; -- while be boasts his quiescence.
--R. Browning.

Synonyms: dormancy, dormancy, quiescency, quiescency, sleeping

See Also: aestivation, ease, estivation, hibernation, inaction, inactiveness, inactivity, relaxation, repose, rest, slumber, vegetation


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