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