1 of e.g. volcanos; temporarily inactive; "a dormant volcano" [syn: inactive] [ant: extinct, active]
3 in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation; "dormant buds"; "a hibernating bear"; "torpid frogs" [syn: hibernating(a), torpid]
4 not active but capable of becoming active; "her feelings of affection are dormant but easily awakened"
Dormant means lacking activity. It can refer to several things.
- Dormancy in an organism's life cycle
- Dormant volcano, a volcano that is inactive but may become active in the future
- Dormant, in heraldry, signifying a sleeping animal with head resting upon paws
- A company that is currently inactive
- A title of nobility or hereditary knighthood for which a claimant has yet to be found.
dormant in French: Dormant
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