Dormant

20150222_145744Dormant — /dôrˈ mənt/adj. 1. In a state resembling sleep. 2. Latent. 3. Temporarily inactive — a dormant volcano. 4. Biol. In a condition of suspended growth or development. [Latin dormire, to sleep] dormancy n.
(of an animal) having normal physical functions suspended or slowed down for a period of time. “dormant butterflies”
syn. asleep, sleeping, resting, inactive, passive, inert, latent, quiescent
“the tubers lie dormant in the soil until spring”
(of a plant or bud) alive but not actively growing
(of a volcano) temporarily inactive.

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