quiescence

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

Definition of quiescence

: the quality or state of being quiescent

Examples of quiescence in a Sentence

  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

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First Known Use of quiescence

circa 1631


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quiescence

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

medical Definition of quiescence

: the quality or state of being quiescent

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