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dormancy

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1 a state of temporary inactivity
  • some volcanoes have eruptive cycles marked by long stretches of dormancy

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2 lack of action or activity
  • a fighting force that could be roused instantly from dormancy to action

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The first known use of dormancy was in 1789

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“Dormancy.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/dormancy. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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