dormancy

noun dor·man·cy \ ˈdȯr-mən(t)-sē \
Updated on: 11 Dec 2017

Definition of dormancy

: the quality or state of being dormant

Examples of dormancy in a Sentence

  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

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First Known Use of dormancy

1789


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