Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

dormancy

[dawr-muh n-see]
See more synonyms for dormancy on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. the state of being dormant.
Show More

Origin of dormancy

First recorded in 1780–90; dorm(ant) + -ancy
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words

inactivity, latency, quiescence, suspension, inertia, inaction

Examples from the Web for dormancy

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples


Word Origin and History for dormancy

n.

1789; see dormant + -cy.

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper