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dormancy

noun

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  1. 1 a state of temporary inactivity some volcanoes have eruptive cycles marked by long stretches of dormancy Synonyms of dormancy cold storage, deep freeze, doldrums, abeyance, holding pattern, latency, moratorium, quiescence, suspended animation, suspense, suspensionWords Related to dormancy inaction, inertia, inertness, motionlessness; impasse, standstill; coma, hibernation, hypnosis, repose, rest, sleep, slumber, torpor; recess, recession, remission; downtime, idleness, layoffNear Antonyms of dormancy recommencement, renewal, resumption, resuscitationAntonyms of dormancy continuance, continuation

  2. 2 lack of action or activity a fighting force that could be roused instantly from dormancy to action Synonyms of dormancy inaction, idleness, inactivity, inertness, nonaction, quiescenceWords Related to dormancy indolence, inertia, languor, lassitude, laziness, lethargy, listlessness, shiftlessness, sleepiness, sloth, sluggishness; dallying, loafing, lolling, loungingNear Antonyms of dormancy animateness, briskness, exuberance, jazziness, liveliness, peppiness, robustness, sprightliness, vibrancy, vivacity; assiduity, assiduousness, business, diligence, employment, industriousness, industry, occupationAntonyms of dormancy action, activeness, activity


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