quiescent


qui·es·cent

adjective \-sənt\

: not active

medical : not now developing or causing symptoms

Full Definition of QUIESCENT

1
:  marked by inactivity or repose :  tranquilly at rest
2
:  causing no trouble or symptoms <quiescent gallstones>
qui·es·cent·ly adverb

Examples of QUIESCENT

  1. <a group of quiescent loungers recovering from the Thanksgiving feast>

Origin of QUIESCENT

Latin quiescent-, quiescens, present participle of quiescere to become quiet, rest, from quies
First Known Use: 1605

qui·es·cent

adjective \-ənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of QUIESCENT

1
: being in a state of arrest <quiescent tuberculosis>
2
: causing no symptoms <quiescent gallstones>

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