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quiescency

Definitions of quiescency
  1. noun
    a state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction
    synonyms: dormancy, quiescence
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    types:
    hibernation
    cessation from or slowing of activity during the winter; especially slowing of metabolism in some animals
    aestivation, estivation
    (zoology) cessation or slowing of activity during the summer; especially slowing of metabolism in some animals during a hot or dry period
    slumber
    a dormant or quiescent state
    type of:
    inaction, inactiveness, inactivity
    the state of being inactive
  2. noun
    quiet and inactive restfulness
    synonyms: dormancy, quiescence, sleeping
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    types:
    vegetation
    inactivity that is passive and monotonous, comparable to the inactivity of plant life
    type of:
    ease, relaxation, repose, rest
    freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
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