quiescent

  • 1 quiescent — quiescent, ente [ kjesɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1911; lat. quiescens, p. prés. de quiescere « se reposer » 1 ♦ Biol., méd. Se dit d un organe au repos ou d un processus temporairement arrêté dans son développement. 2 ♦ Ling. Se dit, dans certaines langues …

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  • 2 Quiescent — Qui*es cent, a. [L. quiescens, entis, p. pr. of quiescere: cf. F. quiescent. See {Quiesce}.] 1. Being in a state of repose; at rest; still; not moving; as, a quiescent body or fluid. [1913 Webster] 2. Not ruffed with passion; unagitated; not in… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 quiescent — quiescent, ente (kui è ssan, ssan t ) adj. 1°   Terme de grammaire hébraïque. Lettres quiescentes, celles qui ne se prononcent pas, si elles n ont avec elles certains points représentant la voyelle qu elles doivent faire entendre.    Il se dit… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 4 Quiescent — Qui*es cent, n. (Gram.) A silent letter. M. Stuart. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 quiescent — index dormant, lifeless (dull), mute, passive, patient, peaceable, placid, stagnant …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 quiescent — c.1600, from L. quiescens, prp. of quiescere, from quies rest, quiet (see WHILE (Cf. while)). Quiescence is from 1630s. Quiesce is used in English from 1828 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 quiescent — *latent, dormant, potential, abeyant Analogous words: quiet, *still, silent: inert, *inactive, passive, supine …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 quiescent — [adj] inactive asleep, at rest, deactivated, dormant, fallow, idle, immobile, in abeyance, inert, inoperative, latent, motionless, passive, quiet, slumbering, stagnant, still; concept 584 Ant. active …

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  • 9 quiescent — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ in a state or period of inactivity. DERIVATIVES quiescence noun quiescently adverb. ORIGIN from Latin quiescere be still , from quies quiet …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 quiescent — [kwī es′ənt, kwēes′ənt] adj. [L quiescens, prp. of quiescere, to become quiet: see QUIET] quiet; still; inactive SYN. LATENT quiescence n. quiescently adv …

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  • 11 Quiescent — 1. Inactive, resting. For example, tuberculosis can be a quiescent (inactive) infection. 2. Marked by a state of inactivity, repose, or tranquillity. For example, a quiescent stem cell is a stem cell that is resting at the time but that might be… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 12 quiescent — [[t]kwie̱s(ə)nt, AM kwaɪ [/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone or something that is quiescent is quiet and inactive. [LITERARY] ...a society which was politically quiescent and above all deferential. ...a quiescent Southern seaside town. Derived words:… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 quiescent — adjective Etymology: Latin quiescent , quiescens, present participle of quiescere to become quiet, rest, from quies Date: 1605 1. marked by inactivity or repose ; tranquilly at rest 2. causing no trouble or symptoms < quiescent gallstones >… …

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  • 14 quiescent — quiescently, adv. quiescence, quiescency, n. /kwee es euhnt, kwuy /, adj. being at rest; quiet; still; inactive or motionless: a quiescent mind. [1600 10; < L quiescent (s. of quiescens, prp. of quiescere), equiv. to qui , base meaning rest,… …

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  • 15 quiescent — UK [kwɪˈes(ə)nt] / US adjective very formal 1) not making any movements or noises 2) in a quiescent period or situation, nothing happens 3) a quiescent disease or illness is not getting worse Derived word: quiescence noun uncountable …

    English dictionary

  • 16 quiescent — qui•es•cent [[t]kwiˈɛs ənt, kwaɪ [/t]] adj. being at rest; quiet; still; inactive or motionless: a quiescent mind[/ex] • Etymology: 1600–10; < L quiēscent , s. of quiēscēns, prp. of quiēscere to rest; see ent qui•es′cent•ly, adv. qui•es′cence …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 quiescent — adjective /ˈkwi.ɛsn̩t,ˈkwai.ɛsn̩t/ Inactive, at rest, quiet. The bats were quiescent at that time of day, so we slowly entered the cave. Syn: still, tranquil …

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  • 18 quiescent — See quiet, quiescent …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 19 quiescent — qui|es|cent [ kwi esnt ] adjective VERY FORMAL 1. ) not making any movements or noises a ) used about a period or situation in which nothing happens 2. ) a quiescent disease or illness is not getting worse ╾ qui|es|cence noun uncount …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 quiescent — [kwɪ ɛs(ə)nt, kwʌɪ ] adjective in a state or period of inactivity. Derivatives quiescence noun quiescently adverb Origin C17: from L. quiescent , quiescere be still , from quies quiet …

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