Definition of quiescence noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kwiˈesns//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kwiˈesns//
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  1. 1(formal) the state of being quiet or not active the quiescence of trade union action during the 1930s
  2. 2(medical) a period during which a disease, etc. does not develop, especially when this is a temporary state synonym dormancy periods of disease quiescence