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

 

dormancy

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈdɔːmənsi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɔːrmənsi//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the fact of being not active or growing now but able to become active or to grow in the future synonym inactivity a study of seed dormancy in plants opposite activity (1)