Definitions for: Quiescent


[adj] causing no symptoms; "a quiescent tumor"
[adj] being quiet or still or inactive
[adj] not active or activated; "the quiescent level of centimeter wave-length solar radiation"
[adj] marked by a state of tranquil repose; "the quiescent melancholy of the town"



Webster (1913) Definition: Qui*es"cent, a. [L. quiescens, -entis, p. pr. of
quiescere: cf. F. quiescent. See Quiesce.]
1. Being in a state of repose; at rest; still; not moving;
as, a quiescent body or fluid.

2. Not ruffed with passion; unagitated; not in action; not
excited; quiet; dormant; resting.

In times of national security, the feeling of
patriotism . . . is so quiescent that it seems
hardly to exist. --Prof.
Wilson.

3. (Gram.) Not sounded; silent; as, y is quiescent in ``day''
and ``say.''


Qui*es"cent, n. (Gram.)
A silent letter. --M. Stuart.

Synonyms: dormant, inactive, quiet




Famous Quotes Containing Quiescent:


True love is quiescent, except in the nascent moments of true humility.

-- Bryant H. McGill (American Poet)


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