Synonyms for dormant


1. dormant, hibernating(prenominal), torpid, asleep(predicate) (vs. awake)
usage: in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation; "dormant buds"; "a hibernating bear"; "torpid frogs"
2. dormant (vs. active), inactive, quiescent
usage: (of e.g. volcanos) not erupting and not extinct ; "a dormant volcano"
3. dormant(postnominal), sleeping, unerect (vs. erect)
usage: lying with head on paws as if sleeping
4. abeyant, dormant, inactive (vs. active)
usage: inactive but capable of becoming active; "her feelings of affection are dormant but easily awakened"
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