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dormant

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of dormant

  1. 1 being in a state of suspended consciousness the bears lay dormant in their den during the winter Synonyms of dormant asleep, dozing, napping, resting, sleeping, slumberingWords Related to dormant drowsy, nodding, sleepy, slumberous (or slumbrous), somnolent; dreaming, reposing; hypnotized, mesmerized; comatose, semiconscious; sleepwalking, somnambulantNear Antonyms of dormant aware, conscious; sleepless; aroused, astir, awakened, roused, up, wakened; reawakened, revivedAntonyms of dormant awake, sleepless, wakeful, wide-awake

  2. 2 not being in a state of use, activity, or employment the engine lay dormant in the garage until we found a use for it Synonyms of dormant dead, inactive, fallow, free, idle, inert, inoperative, latent, off, unused, vacantWords Related to dormant abeyant, arrested, interrupted, suspended; unoccupied; asleep, comatose, lifeless, moribund, quiescent, sleepy; inoperable, unusable, unworkable, useless; dull, slowNear Antonyms of dormant functional, operable, operational, workable; assiduous, industrious, sedulous; energetic, vigorous; feasible, practical, usable (also useable), useful, viableAntonyms of dormant active, alive, busy, employed, functioning, going, living, on, operating, operative, running, working



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