Definition of dormant adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    dormant

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈdɔrmənt//
     
     
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  1. 1not active or growing now but able to become active or to grow in the future synonym inactive
  2. 2 a dormant volcano During the winter the seeds lie dormant in the soil. opposite active
NAmE//ˈdɔrmənsi//
 
noun [uncountable]
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