dormancy

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

dor·man·cy

noun \ˈdr-mən(t)-sē\

Definition of DORMANCY

:  the quality or state of being dormant

Examples of DORMANCY

  1. <some volcanoes have eruptive cycles marked by long stretches of dormancy>
  2. <a fighting force that could be roused instantly from dormancy to action>

First Known Use of DORMANCY

1789

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