Definition of quiescent adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    quiescent

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//kwiˈɛsnt//
     
    , NAmE//kwaɪˈɛsnt//
     
     
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  1. 1(formal) quiet; not active
  2. 2(medical) (of a disease, etc.) not developing, especially when this is probably only a temporary state synonym dormant
NAmE//kwiˈɛsns//
 
, NAmE//kwaɪˈɛsns//
 
noun [uncountable] the quiescence of labor union action during the 1960s
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