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quiescence

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noun qui·es·cence \kwī-ˈe-sən(t)s, kwē-\

Definition of quiescence

  1. :  the quality or state of being quiescent



Examples of quiescence

  1. <the resort community's social scene is lively during the summer but undergoes a deep quiescence during the long winter>

  2. <was struck by the elk's quiescence as it just stood there in the clearing>



Circa 1631

First Known Use of quiescence

circa 1631


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quiescence

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noun qui·es·cence \kwī-ˈes-ən(t)s, kwē-\

Medical Definition of quiescence

  1. :  the quality or state of being quiescent




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