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quiescence

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1 a state of temporary inactivity
  • the resort community's social scene is lively during the summer but undergoes a deep quiescence during the long winter

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2 lack of action or activity
  • was struck by the elk's quiescence as it just stood there in the clearing

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The first known use of quiescence was circa 1631

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“Quiescence.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/quiescence. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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