"quiescent" Definition

  1. a. Being in a state of repose; at rest; still; not moving; as, a quiescent body or fluid.
  2. a. Not ruffed with passion; unagitated; not in action; not excited; quiet; dormant; resting.
  3. a. Not sounded; silent; as, y is quiescent in "day" and "say."
  4. n. A silent letter.

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Position in dictionary: 80697 of 111710 words.
Word Type: a., a., a., n.,
Words that start with "quiescent": 2
Words that end with "quiescent": 3
Words that contain "quiescent": 5
Next words in dictionary: quiescently, quiescing, quiet, quietage, quieted, quieter, quieting, quietism, quietist, quietistic
Previous words in dictionary: quiescency, quiescence, quiesced, quiesce, quidnunc, quiddling, quiddler, quiddled, quiddle, quiddity

English Dictionary Definition of quiescent

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