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dormant

  

      adj  
1    quiet and inactive, as during sleep  
2    latent or inoperative  
3    (of a volcano) neither extinct nor erupting  
4      (Biology)   alive but in a resting torpid condition with suspended growth and reduced metabolism  
5    usually postpositive     (Heraldry)   (of a beast) in a sleeping position,   (Compare)        active       passive  
     (C14: from Old French dormant, from dormir to sleep, from Latin dormire)  
  dormancy      n  
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dormant

  
  
asleep, comatose, fallow, hibernating, inactive, inert, inoperative, latent, quiescent, sleeping, sluggish, slumbering, suspended, torpid  
  
Antonyms     
   active, alert, alive and kicking, aroused, awake, awakened, conscious, wakeful, wide-awake  

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doormat, doorman, dormancy, dorm

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